New DOJ lawsuit wants to break up Google’s business over ad dominance

What you need to know

  • The US Justice Department has filed a new lawsuit against Google.
  • The suit alleges that by using anti-competitive practices, Google maintains dominance in the digital ads market.
  • The suit aims to force Google to divest its ad business.

The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Google on Tuesday, its second filing against the tech giant in three years. The suit focuses on Google’s dominance in the digital ad market and the company’s methods of maintaining its lead.

A copy of the complaint was obtained by CNN and states that Google has “used anticompetitive, exclusionary, and unlawful means” to squash the competition and place itself within all aspects of the digital advertising market.

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