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Facebook and Google accused of ‘secret deal’ to carve up ad empire
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Quote:Facebook and Google accused of ‘secret deal’ to carve up ad empire

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and his counterpart at Google, CEO Sundar Pichai, secretly struck a deal in 2018 to carve up the digital advertising market between the two tech giants, according to newly revealed allegations from top state law-enforcement officials.


Previously, it was reported that the deal was signed by Zuckerberg’s No. 2, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who moved over to the social network after a stint heading up Google’s online ad sales team, according to the allegations in a lawsuit by a group of state attorneys general.

But according to newly unredacted court filings, Zuckerberg and Pichai also signed off on the backroom deal in 2018, which allegedly guaranteed Meta subsidiary Facebook would both bid in — and win — a fixed percentage of ad auctions, according to court papers.

Read more at the New York Post.
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I'm not one bit surprised here. Spiteful
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Yeah, the self-interest of the Leftist Big Tech bosses is not a surprise. It is such a shame that those with the power which they fell into have so little strength to recognize the disinformation and ego that binds them.
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It's a great excuse for the government to force the break-up of both companies.
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(01-18-2022, 07:22 PM)Canuknucklehead Wrote: It's a great excuse for the government to force the break-up of both companies.

Its bound to happen sooner or later. They are getting too big for their own good.
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