Can Google be considered a Monopoly?

A monopoly is defined as “the exclusive posssession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service” does Google fall under this definition? You decide. has recently released the graphic below that examines Google and other monopolistic companies throughout history. Google controls many services on the internet including Search, Maps, Video, and more. But how does Google determine where to place its products over others in search results? Do you think they are evenly matched or does Google place a heavier weight on its own products so they appear higher than others.

So is Google approaching that threshold? I would love to hear your opinion.

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