Tech Transparency Project Statement on DOJ’s Google Antitrust Lawsuit

In response to today’s news that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and eight states are suing Google over its online advertising monopoly, Katie Paul, Director of the Tech Transparency Project, issued the following statement:

“For years, journalists, researchers, and organizations like Tech Transparency Project have highlighted countless examples of harms facilitated by Google’s failure to moderate its primary revenue driver: ads. As a dominant power in online advertising, Google has little incentive to crack down on ads that scam users and spread harmful misinformation. We are hopeful that this Department of Justice lawsuit against Google will bring some much-needed competition to the online ad market—and lead to greater protections for consumers.”

The Tech Transparency Project is a research initiative of Campaign for Accountability, a nonpartisan, nonprofit watchdog organization that uses research, litigation, and aggressive communications to expose misconduct and malfeasance in public life and hold those who act at the expense of the public good accountable for their actions.