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US justice department set to sue Google over digital ad market dominance

The lawsuit is expected to take an aim at Google's advertising business

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Advertisers and website publishers have complained that Google has not been transparent about where ad dollars go

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The US Justice Department (DOJ) is poised to sue Alphabet’s Google as soon as Tuesday regarding its dominance over the digital advertising market, Bloomberg News reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

The lawsuit would be the 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 lawsuit filed against Google in 2020 focuses on its monopoly in search and is scheduled to go to trial in September.

The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment, while Google

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First Published: Jan 25 2023 | 12:25 AM IST

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