Google Agrees to Pay $8 Million Fine for Deceptive Pixel 4 Ads

The settlement will hold Google accountable for making false statements to Texans for financial gain
18 May 2023
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Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet, has agreed to pay $8 million over allegations of using deceptive advertisements to market its Pixel 4 smartphone, according to reports. The settlement comes amid increased attention and scrutiny by the US federal government and state attorneys general over claims of antitrust and consumer protection violations. 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accused the tech giant of hiring radio announcers to give false testimonials about the phone and the settlement holds the company accountable for deceiving Texans for financial gain. 

Despite the accusations, Google maintains that it takes advertising laws seriously.

- CyberBeat


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