The US government is preparing to sue Google on Tuesday in what may be the largest antitrust case in decades, according to media reports.
The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times said the Department of Justice’s lawsuit will accuse the California tech giant of illegal monopolistic behavior to maintain its dominance in internet search and advertising.
The move comes after months of investigations by federal and state antitrust authorities seeking to verify the power of the tech giant and parallel polls on other giants such as Amazon, Facebook and Apple.
It was not immediately clear what asylum the government was seeking in the lawsuit, which could take years to resolve. But it could force changes in business practices or parts of Google’s empire.
The Ministry of Justice did not immediately comment, but scheduled a media briefing later on Tuesday.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.