Video-sharing site Rumble Inc. accused rivals on Google in a lawsuit of abusing the power of its search engine and mobile operating system to promote its YouTube video service, the latest accusation of anticomantic conduct against the Alphabet Inc. unit is.
The Toronto-based Rumble, which has become popular among conservative pundits, filed an antitrust suit in federal court in California on Monday arguing that Google “wrongly held its own Search Algorithm “. Rumble said that Google’s behavior has a significant number of viewers and advertising dollars.
The lawsuit also argues that Google’s deals to pre-install the YouTube app on mobile devices running on Google’s Android operating system unfairly deprived viewers of rumble.
“Google, through its search engine, was able to incorrectly divert massive traffic to YouTube, missing the rumble of additional traffic, users, uploads, brand awareness and revenue it would have otherwise received,” stated is.
A Google spokesperson said, “We will defend ourselves against these baseless claims.”