IAP Statement on Google Digital Advertising Complaint

October 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — Mike Davis, Founder and President of the Internet Accountability Project, issued the following statement on the latest Google complaint.

“This complaint is filled to the brim with damning evidence against Google, and it shows that Google believes that it’s above the law. In this country, no person or company, no matter how big, is above the law. Google cheated its way into stealing money from its competitors in the digital advertising space and should face the consequences of its illegal actions.

“There is legislation currently under consideration that can prevent this from happening again. The American Choice and Innovation Online Act, recently introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), would free up competition for these small companies to compete with Big Tech monopolists like Google. Its bipartisan companion bill already passed the House Judiciary Committee. The complaint proves that Google and Facebook conspired to rig the ad market. If we’ve learned anything from this complaint, it’s that we need antitrust legislation now. Break up Big Tech.”

IAP is a nonprofit conservative advocacy group that holds Big Tech accountable for engaging in egregious business practices like snooping, spying, political bias against conservatives, employee abuses and anticompetitive conduct. Davis previously served as Chief Counsel for Nominations to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and led the Senate confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and a record number of circuit court judges. More information on Davis and IAP can be found here.

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