DOJ sues Google over its dominance in online advertising market

Google is facing yet another court date with the Justice Department after the DOJ filed a lawsuit regarding the tech giant’s dominance in the online ad market.   

An antitrust lawsuit was filed in federal court in Virginia on Tuesday. 

It is second federal antitrust complaint filed against Google, alleging violations of antitrust law in how the tech giant acquires or maintains its dominance. 

The Justice Department filed an earlier lawsuit against Google in 2020 focusing on its monopoly in search which is scheduled to go to trial in September. 

But in a statement, a Google spokesperson told ‘Today’s lawsuit from the DOJ attempts to pick winners and losers in the highly competitive advertising technology sector. It largely duplicates an unfounded lawsuit by the Texas Attorney General, much of which was recently dismissed by a federal court.

‘DOJ is doubling down on a flawed argument that would slow innovation, raise advertising fees, and make it harder for…

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