38 US states are filing further lawsuits against Google

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The group is accused of hindering competition in web search and in the digital advertising business.

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New York The internet giant Google has to deal with another antitrust lawsuit in the USA. A total of 38 states filed a lawsuit on Thursday over the company’s alleged illegal monopoly, New York attorney general Letitia James announced.

Google has been accused of stifling competition in its web search and digital advertising business. The company also uses its market power to keep smaller competitors away and to collect user data, which leads to disadvantages for consumers.

It is the third US antitrust lawsuit against the daughter of AlphabetGroup within a few months. The US Department of Justice and eleven states targeted Google in October, and it wasn’t until Wednesday that a Texas-led alliance of ten states opened another lawsuit.

Here, too, it concerns violations of competition law and consumer protection laws. The company monopolizes the market for online advertising and does not keep to data protection promises. Google rejected the allegations against US media as baseless.

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