Keep The Internet Free
John M. Simpson
Should one company be able to control how you use the Internet and what you see?
Google -- with 70% of online search and 90% of mobile search markets -- is increasingly doing this. Evidence before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows that Google skews its results towards its own services and commercial priorities, when consumers believe they are getting the most "popular" organic result.
After a year's probe the FTC's staff has recommended antitrust prosecution, but politics may be stopping the suit. Please send an email today asking the Commission to approve that antitrust suit.
Consumer Watchdog cheered when the FTC took up its antitrust investigation, which we began calling for more than two years ago. Recently there have been reports that the Commissioners are wavering and may not act against the Internet giant. You can help us make sure the five commissioners don't cave.
Google uses its monopoly on the Internet and in the mobile space to bias searches in favor of its own products and services, harming consumers and competitors alike. The time for action is now. Ask the Commission to adopt its staff's recommendation and approve an an antitrust suit against Google.
For more information on our support for the FTC's antitrust investigation read our letter to the Commission here.
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