Google processes 3.5 billion searches per day.1 This number exceeds by orders of magnitude the number of searches conducted by any other search engine. This paper explores why this is. How did Google become so dominant in search and who, if anyone, has been harmed? Is it possible that Google has violated US antitrust law on its route to dominance?
In our third and final report in a series of policy papers containing detailed evidence and roadmaps for potential antitrust cases against several tech giants, this report is the result of a collaboration between several antitrust experts who have been working in tandem to study competition issues in the digital marketplace and research the specific harms caused by big tech.