Antitrust Antitrust

Google faces antitrust claims by Texas, nine other US states over ad-technology business

By Mike Swift and Dave Perera
  • 16 Dec 2020 14:00
  • 05 Jan 2021 14:45
Google was sued today by the Texas attorney general and nine other states that allege the tech giant’s display-advertising business violates US federal and state antitrust law by illegally monopolizing the complex and lucrative process of matching advertisers and ad publishers.
The suit (see here) was filed in Sherman in US

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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