The Justice Department has an existing antitrust case against Google over its search business that was filed in 2020, and has spent the past several years investigating the advertising business as well. A draft complaint has been circulating within the DOJ for months, and could be filed in the coming weeks, the person said.
Google declined to comment. A Justice Department spokesperson did not respond for comment.
Google has maintained that its advertising operations are pro-competitive and are designed to increase profits for both advertisers and publishers.
A group of states led by the Texas Attorney General sued Google over its ad business in 2020.
The Wall Street Journal previously reported that Kanter was cleared to work on Google matters. Bloomberg previously reported that he was barred from work involving Google pending a final decision on his recusal.
Small blog people like me seem to have been shut out of their business and seem to be NOT get a fair chance on their seacrch engine against big ad buyers……..
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