EU Lawmakers Pushing To Break Up Google
Google hasn't exactly been in the best of graces with the EU, coming under fire for privacy issues, requests to delete search results according to a court ruling, and tax issues. While the resolution is non-binding, it sends a clear message that it has intentions to shake things up for the search engine superpower. As you'd expect, these folks see Google as a tried-and-true monopoly, controlling so large a chunk of certain businesses that no others can reasonably compete or pull strings.
Thus far, Google is declining to comment, and European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has confirmed that she will review the case before deciding on what the next steps are. Of course, not everyone has their pitchfork raised. Sophie in't Veld from the Parliament's ALDE liberal group said the following: "Parliament should not be engaging in anti-Google resolutions, inspired by a heavy lobby of Google competitors or by anti-free market ideology, but ensure fair competition and consumer choice."
"Mo money, mo problems" seems to be quite apt here.