Texas, backed by nine other states, filed a lawsuit against Alphabet-owned Google on Wednesday, accusing it of breaking antitrust law in how it runs its online advertising business.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had joined the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit against the company in October.
“Google repeatedly used its monopolistic power to control pricing (and) engage in market collusions to rig auctions in a tremendous violation of justice,” Paxton said in a Facebook video.
Google “eliminated its competition and crowned itself the king of online advertising,” he added.
The nine states that joined Texas are Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, South Dakota, North Dakota, Utah and Idaho.
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