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The US Department of Justice accuses the company of monopolistic practices in online advertising market

The US Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google, accusing it of monopolistic practices in the online advertising market, according to a court document.

The internet search giant is already facing other lawsuits. relating to competition law.

Google “used anti-competitive, prohibitive and illegal methods to eliminate or substantially limit any threat to its dominance of the technologies used in digital advertising,” the US government claims .

The Justice Department and eight states, including California and New York, are asking the courts to convict the California company of violating competition law, order it to pay damages and order it to cease operations. related to the sale of advertising space on the internet. As they explain in their lawsuit, Google controls both the technologies that “almost all websites” use to sell banners or pop-ups to advertisers, the tools used to buy those spots, and the market where they're placed. transactions.

“More than 13 billion ads are sold every day” online in the US, they point out. They also argue that Google has abused its dominant position to exclude its competitors, notably by “systematically placing under its control the various digital tools used by publishers, advertisers and other market players”.

“The damages are obvious: website owners earn less and advertisers spend more,” the lawsuit states.

Google has already been ordered in the past, mainly by the European Union, to pay fines for violating competition law. In the USA, a first appeal against it was filed in 2020 by a group of States, led by Texas.

source: KYPE-APE

Source: 24h.com.cy

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