Texas leads US states suing Google for anti-competitive practices

New York (AFP) – Several US states led by Texas filed suit against Google Wednesday over alleged anti-competitive practices, branding it an “internet Goliath” that had eliminated competition in online advertising and was harming consumers. “This Goliath of a company is using its power to manipulate the market,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a brief Twitter video announcing the suit. He contended that Google rigged ad auctions, taking advantage of its position serving up advertising as well as online search results. “If the free market was a baseball game, Google positioned itself a…

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