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Several American states have tabled prosecutions against the two colossics of tech. The latter are accused of having passed an illegal agreement in 2018 to establish their dominance of the online advertising market.
The highest-placed leaders ofA coalition of States taken from the Texas has submitted Friday in a New York court a new version of the prosecution text initially launched against Google in December 2020. and (Facebook's mother house) were directly involved in an illegal
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Manipulation of advertising sales according to their accusations, the giant of the Online search sought to oust competition by manipulating advertising auctions - the ultra-sophisticated system that determines which advertisements are displayed on web pages according to the anonymous profile of the user. The legal documents revealed on Friday make clear reference to the patterns of Google, Sundar Pichai and Philipp Schindler, as well as Sheryl Sandberg for Facebook, even if his name is barred with a thick black trait.
"These negotiations led in September 2018 on an agreement between Google and Facebook signed by Philipp Schindler, Vice President and Director of Sales and Operations of the Google Advertising Branch, and Madame (Barré, NDLR), Director of Operations and Member of the Facebook Board of Directors, who herself had a time directed advertising at Google ', detail the prosecutors of the States. "The general manager of Google, Sundar Pichai, also personally approved the terms of the agreement" , they add.
Meta faces billion-pound class-action case
Facebook's 44 million UK users could share £2.3bn in damages, a competition expert intending to sue Meta saysDr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen alleges Meta "abused its market dominance" to set an "unfair price" for free use of Facebook - UK users' personal data.
Alliance The complaint cites an email sent by Sheryl Sandberg to Mark Zuckerberg, where she describes the project as
"strategically very important" .Depending on the floor, Google feared that an alternative system of allocation of advertising spaces will be adopted too widely, allowing site publishers to circumvent its commissions. The Californian group then convinced its neighbor to make alliance.
"The non-exclusive agreement with Google and the similar agreements we have with other auction platforms have helped to strengthen competition for advertising investments" , responded to a META spokesperson. "These professional relationships allow Meta to offer more value to advertisers while offsetting publishers fairly: everyone wins" , has he continued.Google has not immediately reacted a stress of AFP. The two colossics of tech, like Apple and Amazon, are accused of abuse of dominant position by a growing number of authorities in the United States. Google holds 28.6% of the global digital advertising market in 2021, according to the Cabinet Emarketer, right in front of its Facebook neighbor and its 23.7% of the cake shares.
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