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US antitrust case against Google a welcome start

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Angst over President Donald Trump should not cloud judgment of a new federal antitrust case against Google.

In announcing the case last week, Trump's Department of Justice launched a new era of antitrust enforcement to rein in excessive control that giant digital platforms have over life and commerce.

This is vitally important, long overdue and must continue during the next presidency.

There is bipartisan support for regulatory enforcement, prompted by widespread concern about unfair competition and a lack of transparency and accountability by these platforms.

While Google, Facebook and other platforms provide valuable services and jobs, they must not abuse their dominant positions, stifle competition and harm consumers and other companies.

The DOJ asserts that Google unfairly protected and expanded its monopoly.

"For years, Google has entered into exclusionary agreements, including tying arrangements, and engaged in anticompetitive conduct to lock up distribution channels and block rivals," the filing states.

That followed a blistering Oct. 6........

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