The US sued Google on October 20, 2020. It accused the $1 trillion company of illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals in the biggest challenge to the power & influence of Big Tech in decade. The lawsuit marks the first time the US has cracked down on a major tech company since it sued Microsoft Corp for anti-competitive practices in 1998. Federal government's complaint against Alphabet Inc’s, which alleges that Google acted unlawfully to maintain its position in search & search advertising on the internet, was joined by 11 states. Government said Google has nearly 90% of all general search engine queries in the United States & almost 95% of searches on mobile. Google called the lawsuit "deeply flawed”. Google said people "use it because they choose to - not because they're forced to or because they can't find alternatives”.