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DOJ Scrutinizes Google Advertising, Search in Antitrust Probe

Aug. 8, 2019, 9:17 PM

The Justice Department is scrutinizing Google’s digital advertising and search operations as authorities gear up a broad antitrust review of the market power of giant internet companies, according to people familiar with the matter.

Antitrust officials have been actively meeting over the past month with third-party companies that could have grievances against Google, including publishers and consumer-facing websites, said two people familiar with the matter. Advertisers and ad-tech companies have also met with the officials, and more meetings are on the calendar, one of the people said.

The focus on advertising and search operations signals where the department could be...

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