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Google grilled on ad business, misuse of dominance by US Senate panel

Google faced a bipartisan buzzsaw of tough questions about its ad business in a hearing on Tuesday, with a particular focus on whether it misused its dominance in online advertising to drive profits

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google faced a bipartisan buzzsaw of tough questions about its ad business in a hearing on Tuesday, with a particular focus on whether it misused its dominance in online advertising to drive profits. Senator Mike Lee, a Republican and chair of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, pressed Google's Don Harrison, who testified remotely, on the company's dominance of the interlocking businesses which connect advertisers with newspapers, websites and other firms looking to host them. "As that business has ...

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First Published: Wed, September 16 2020. 07:56 IST
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