Lawmakers Grill Google On 'Ad Stack' Dominance

Law360 (September 15, 2020, 10:42 PM EDT) -- Google fended off a barrage of criticism Tuesday from a bipartisan group of U.S. senators who hammered the tech giant for what they said was potentially monopolistic behavior meant to dominate every level of the web advertising market.

In an often testy Senate Judiciary panel hearing that focused on Google's ad and data use practices but also veered at times into whether it tries to undermine conservative media, the search engine and ad service told lawmakers that rather than hurting competition, it lowers prices and fosters the growth of both advertisers and content publishers.

The hearing — part of a larger...

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