Google Opts For Mega $8 Million Settlement After Being Accused For Using Deceptive Ads To Market Its Pixel 4 Smartphone

Search engine giant Google has opted to pay a startling $8 million settlement to the Attorney General’s Office in Texas. The news comes after the latter accused the Android maker of utilizing deceptive marketing strategies to promote the Pixel 4 device.

This particular allegation alleges that the search engine giant ended up hiring radio DJs to record as well as broadcast some testimonials on how they felt about the entire Pixel 4 journey and their experience with it. But shockingly, they failed to give them any such device to use and hence blindly got feedback.

When they happened to be confronted with the grave reality of the situation and how they were violating the laws set forward instead of solving the issue, the tech giant carried on with the behavior instead. And that meant building more profits instead of dealing with matters in a trustworthy manner.

The Texas AG mentioned how Google’s behavior was unlawful and unjustified and if they were planning on marketing in that manner in Texas, then it must be free of errors and based on nothing but the truth. But if not, they would be forced to pay the consequences. And that happens to be a lawsuit.

To prevent the matter from getting worse, the search engine giant opted for the settlement that is now going to hold them responsible for generating lies for the sake of money. Moreover, they claim that there is going to be zero tolerance for big tech giants taking advantage of their market share and popularity or those who feel they deserve VIP treatment in accordance with the law.

On the other hand, another lawsuit aimed at Google is making the same allegations against Google and how it’s using deceiving types of ads. But that again was solved with another settlement worth $9 million. This entailed the FTC regulatory body and around six more states.

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