Google secretly gave Facebook perks, data in ad deal: US states

Topics Google | Facebook | Data Privacy


By Paresh Dave and Katie Paul (Reuters) - Facebook Inc and Alphabet's Google, the two biggest players in online advertising, used a series of deals to consolidate their market power illegally, Texas and nine other states alleged in a lawsuit against Google on Wednesday.

Google and Facebook compete heavily in internet ad sales, together capturing over half of the market globally. The two players agreed in a publicized deal in 2018 to start giving Facebook's advertiser clients the option to place ads within Google's network.....

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