Ohio sues Google, seeks to declare the internet company a public utility

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2021
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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a lawsuit asking a court to declare Google a public utility that should be regulated as such.

"Google uses its dominance of internet search to steer Ohioans to Google’s own products – that's discriminatory and anti-competitive," Yost said in a statement. "When you own the railroad or the electric company or the cellphone tower, you have to treat everyone the same and give everybody access."

The lawsuit, filed in Delaware County Common Pleas Court, is believed to be the first of its kind, Yost's office said....

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