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U.S. and 8 states sue Google over dominance in digital ads

Tech giant used 'unlawful means' to squash threats, government argues

The Justice Department asked the court to compel Google to divest its Google Ad manager suite, including its ad exchange AdX.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Alphabet's Google on Tuesday over allegations that the company abused its dominance of the digital advertising business, according to a court document.

"Google has used anticompetitive, exclusionary, and unlawful means to eliminate or severely diminish any threat to its dominance over digital advertising technologies," the government said in its antitrust complaint.

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