Google Has Lost a Million Dollar Lawsuit over Deceptive Pixel 4 ADs

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Google has agreed to pay up millions over deceptive Pixel 4 advertising.

Google Pays Millions Over Pixel 4 Advertising

Announced on Friday by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Google has agreed to pay an $8 million settlement over the deceptive advertising of the Pixel 4 smartphone. The claim of deceptive advertising involves Google hiring radio DJs to record and broadcast detailed testimonials about their experiences with the Pixel 4 however, Google never actually provided the DJs with the phone. Google was allegedly confronted about this but continued with the deceptive advertising. The settlement by Paxton has recovered $8 million for the State of Texas whilst another settlement from the FTC and six other states had settled for $9 Million, it is unclear whether that is $9 million each or combined.

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Good News For Consumers

False advertising is something that plagues tech and it is good to see big companies get hit back when they abuse the rules. In a statement to Reuters, a spokesperson for Google said “it takes compliance with advertising laws seriously” and “are pleased to resolve this issue”.

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