US industry expert: Google won’t be split up, antitrust doesn’t touch core issues

On October 21, the U.S. Department of Justice formally filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the Internet giant of expanding its dominance in search, hindering competition and suppressing rivals through illegal means. The U.S. government’s antitrust lawsuit does not touch the core of Google’s business, and will not split Google, said Richard Smith, chairman of the U.S. nonprofit think tank Cycle Research Foundation and a senior investor. Due to the competition between the US and China, the US government will not take on the tech giant and will only restructure the industry competition.