The Never Trumpers at two Silicon Valley behemoths could be in for a nasty surprise after they just got slapped with this lawsuit

The writing was on the wall when major social media sites and other Big Tech platforms banned Donald Trump’s accounts.

But no one understood the depths of the collusion.

But the Never Trumpers at two Silicon Valley behemoths could be in for a nasty surprise after they just got slapped with this lawsuit.

People are slowly waking up to the considerable power Big Tech firms wield.

Censorship and surveillance are only two of the major challenges presented by Big Tech.

Now one lawsuit is accusing Google and Apple of doing something incredibly underhanded.

A class-action lawsuit alleges that Google and Apple are colluding to dominate the search market.

The two tech giants supposedly have a deal in place where Apple does not compete in search so long as Google remains the default search engine on Apple’s Safari web browser.

Court filings detail allegations the two companies have a non-compete agreement in the internet search business.

That would be a major violation of  US antitrust laws, if proven true. 

The lawsuit charges “Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai of participating in ‘regular secret meetings’ in which Google agrees to share its profits with Apple if it is given preferential treatment on devices like the iPhone and iPad,” Mac Rumors reported.

Collusion between Apple and Google (and other tech firms) wouldn’t come as a major shock.

After Donald Trump was banned from Twitter and Facebook, Twitter competitor Parler became the fast-growing social media platform in the world.

That’s when Apple, Google, and Amazon suddenly kneecapped the upstart company.

Apple and Google, who dominate the smartphone market, removed Parler from their respective app stores, and Amazon, who dominates web hosting, yanked summarily web-hosting services from Parler.

The public reason given was that Parler did not do enough to stop “misinformation” and coordination of the January 6th riot.

However, protesters for the event largely organized on Facebook.

The destruction of Parler came after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other prominent Democrats demanded action against the social media platform.

And like the complaint enforcement arm they have become, Apple, Google, and Amazon eliminated Parler as a legitimate competitor at the most inopportune time.

“The class action also alleges that Google pays Apple annual multi-billion-dollar payments based on an agreement that Apple won’t launch its own competing search engine, and that the non-compete agreement includes plans to actively suppress smaller competitors and acquire actual and potential competitors,” the Mac Rumors report also stated.

Regulating Big Tech is tricky and could create unforeseen problems, but at minimum, these firms should not be getting any special carve-outs from the federal government.

If Apple and Google are indeed colluding to squash competition—like they seemingly did with Parler—they are opening themselves up to massive litigation and potentially onerous regulation.

Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.

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