Washington, Ta. Friday, December 18, 2020
Thirty-eight US states have filed lawsuits against Google. States, along with Facebook, have accused Google of monopolizing the online advertising market. The joint petition will be heard in a Washington court. Earlier a complaint has been filed against Facebook on this issue.
Twenty-eight US states have made serious allegations against Google. The petition said that Google along with Facebook has also created a mess in the online advertising market. It has created a monopoly by capturing the advertising market, which is hurting consumers.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weisser and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have filed a joint petition in a Washington court. Initially the petition included 10 states, but now with a total of 38 states included in the petition, Google’s difficulty has increased.
The Attorney General of all states was present when 38 states filed cases against Google. A joint statement from across the state said: “Google’s monopoly will lead to higher prices for consumers and will raise the question of whether there will be an option for higher quality services.” There will be no benefit to customers as there is no competition.
High prices and low quality of online advertising will put an end to the long-term competition of the online market. States have accused Google of colluding with Facebook to end competition, creating a monopoly that violates competing states’ laws. It is noteworthy that the United States has different laws and those laws give priority to healthy competition.