US Sues Google Over Dominance Of Online ad Market

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 18, 2019 A logo is pictured above the entrance to the offices of Google in London on January 18, 2019. - Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported a sharp drop in profits over the past quarter as it ramped up spending for a wide array of new gadgets and services. Profit dipped 23 percent from a year ago to $7.1 billion as revenue that 20 percent to $40.5 billion for the California tech giant and internet search leader. Shares in Alphabet fell 1.1 percent in after-hours trade on the weaker-than-expected profits. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

THE United States Justice Department sued Google on Tuesday for its dominance of the online advertising market, launching a fresh legal battle against the California-based tech giant over its world leading search engine.

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A filing in the federal antitrust suit accused Google of “unlawfully maintaining monopolies” in the market for online advertising, search advertising and other activities linked to Google’s search engine.