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A US antitrust suit might break up Google. Good – it’s the Standard Oil of our day | Sarah Miller

Republicans and Democrats agree on something: big tech’s power threatens our economies and our flow of information

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust case against Google. This is the most significant antitrust case filed since the government suit against Microsoft in 1998, and it also ranks with the most important antitrust suits of all time, including Standard Oil and AT&T. The move by a conservative Republican administration to take on one of the largest companies in the world is a repudiation of the libertarian ideology that has dominated American politics since the 1980s.

Related: US justice department sues Google over accusation of illegal monopoly

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