The US Department of Justice sued Google on Tuesday over its 'monopoly' in the online advertising market, according to a court document, as the internet search giant already faces other lawsuits related to competition law.

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The authority accuses the Californian group of having abused its dominant position to exclude its rivals, in particular by "systematically taking control of a wide variety of high-tech tools used by publishers, advertisers and other market players ".

This legal action comes as a wave of redundancy plans swoops down on the tech giants.

On January 20, Alphabet announced on January 20 the elimination of approximately 12,000 positions worldwide, or just over 6% of its nearly 187,000 employees.


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