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Justice Dept. sues Google over digital advertising dominance

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By ERIC TUCKER, BARBARA ORTUTAY and FRANK BAJAK
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department and eight states filed an antitrust suit against Google on Tuesday, seeking to shatter its alleged monopoly on the entire ecosystem of online advertising as a hurtful burden to advertisers, consumers and even the U.S. government.
The government alleges that Google's plan to assert dominance in online ads has been to “neutralize or eliminate” rivals through acquisitions and to force advertisers to use its products by making it difficult to use competitors' offerings. It's part of a new, if slow and halting...
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Ticker: Feds sue Google on advertising; Amazon to launch discount Rx sales

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The Justice Department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, alleging that its dominance in digital advertising harms competition as well as consumers and advertisers - including the U.S. government.
The government alleges that Google's plan to assert dominance has been to “neutralize or eliminate” rivals through acquisitions and to force advertisers to use its products by making it difficult to use competitors' products.
The antitrust suit was filed in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Tuesday that “for 15 years, Google has pursued a course of...
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Feds, States File 'Huge' Lawsuit Against Google

Feds, States File 'Huge' Lawsuit Against Google

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The Justice Department and several states sued Google on Tuesday, alleging that its dominance in digital advertising harms competition. The government alleges that Google's plan to assert dominance has been to "neutralize or eliminate" rivals through acquisitions and to force advertisers to use its products by making it difficult to...
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Feds sue Google for trying to 'neutralize or eliminate' digital ad rivals as part of a growing crackdown on Big Tech

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The government alleges Google's tried to dominate through acquisitions and by forcing advertisers to use its products.
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