Hundreds Of Local Papers Are Suing Facebook And Google For Alleged Ad Monopolies

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Small-town and local newspapers across the country are suing Google and Facebook, alleging that the tech giants hold a monopoly in digital advertising.

Over two hundred publications have sued the tech companies this year, according to a review by Axios, alleging the dominance of Facebook and Google in digital advertising markets have cut into their revenue.

The lawsuits are led by Doug Reynolds, the managing partner of HD Media, which owns several newspapers in West Virginia, who began filing complaints with a coalition of antitrust lawyers from Farrell and Fuller, Fitzsimmons Law Firm, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP and Herman Jones LLP, Axios reported. Reynolds first sued Google and Facebook in January, alleging that the tech giants’ monopolies were contributing to the death of the newspaper industry, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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