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Texas and other states sue Google for abusing ‘monopolistic power’

Lawsuit accusing company of ‘tremendous violation of justice’ is latest bid to rein in big tech

Google is facing a new multi-state lawsuit, led by Texas, that accuses the company of abusing its “monopolistic power”, the latest in a slew of major legal efforts to rein in big tech.

In a video announcing the suit on Wednesday, the Texas attorney general charged Google with engaging in anticompetitive behavior, particularly in the online advertising market. Texas argues that the company dominates the pathways by which an advertisement gets from the agency that produces it on to a web page or mobile app.

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