Google, a unit of Alphabet, has agreed to pay $8 million to settle claims it used misleading commercials to advertise the Pixel 4 smartphone, Texas Lawyer Common Ken Paxton introduced on Friday.
The search and promoting large, which additionally makes Android smartphone software program and owns YouTube, has been scrutinized for antitrust and shopper safety infractions by each the federal authorities and state attorneys common. The federal authorities has filed two antitrust lawsuits.
On this occasion, Paxton’s workplace alleged that Google employed radio announcers to offer testimonials concerning the Pixel 4 though the corporate had refused to permit them to make use of one of many telephones.
“If Google goes to promote in Texas, their statements higher be true,” Paxton stated in a press release. “On this case, the corporate made statements that have been blatantly false, and our settlement holds Google accountable for mendacity to Texans for monetary acquire.”
Google stated in a press release that it takes compliance with promoting legal guidelines significantly. “We’re happy to resolve this difficulty,” stated spokesperson Jose Castaneda.
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