Wisconsin newspapers sue Google, Facebook

Wisconsin newspapers sue Google, Facebook Photo: ABC News

Created: April 20, 2021 03:10 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A group of small Wisconsin newspapers have filed a federal lawsuit claiming Google and Facebook's control of digital advertising threatens the publications' existence and violates antitrust law.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the lawsuit claims the monopoly will have a profoundly negative effect on American democracy.

One of the attorneys representing the Wisconsin publications says newspaper publishers have filed about a dozen similar complaints in other states.

Google and Facebook have previously denied any illegal anti-competition practices.

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