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Nine more U.S. states join Justice Department lawsuit against Google over ad tech

Google is once again facing legal trouble, as the US Justice Department continues its antitrust lawsuit against the tech giant. In fact, nine more states have joined the lawsuit, bringing the total number of states involved to 40.

The lawsuit is specifically focused on Google's advertising technology, which is alleged to have given the company an unfair advantage in the market. The states claim that Google has used its dominant position to limit competition and increase prices for advertisers.

This is not the first time Google has faced antitrust scrutiny. In 2020, the US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Google for allegedly monopolizing the search market. The case is ongoing, with Google denying the allegations.

The addition of nine more states to the lawsuit is a significant development, as it adds more weight to the claims against Google. However, it is important to note that the case could take years to resolve, and the outcome is uncertain.

Regardless of the outcome, this case is a reminder of the growing concerns around the power of big tech companies and their impact on the economy and society as a whole. It will be interesting to see how the case develops and what implications it may have for the tech industry in the future.