Filed a lawsuit against Google for forcing DJs to lie about the Pixel 4
Two Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones were not well received by customers and critics, and even Google was also disappointed with these phones. After these two smartphone models failed to attract people’s attention, several people from the Pixel development team left the group.
According to Android Authority, the problems of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL did not prevent Google to attract buyers to these two The product stops trying. However, according to a new lawsuit filed against Google, it appears that the company may have gone overboard in some of the ads related to the two phones.
The lawsuit filed by controversial Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton alleges that Google It forced eight prominent radio DJs to lie about their experiences using the Pixel 4 in 2019. The lawsuit states that Google allegedly gave statements to DJs to use to praise the Pixel 4. For example, in some of these ads the DJs say, “I take studio shots of everything; From my son’s soccer game to a meteor shower in the sky or a rare spotted owl sitting in my backyard.”
According to reports, when DJs asked Google to actually use the Pixel 4 and their experiences To announce it, the company declined their request.
Google tried to run a second set of Google Pixel 4 ads in 2020. Apparently, Google’s DJs once again requested the company to provide them with Pixel 4 so that they don’t lie on the air. In the complaint filed against Google, it is explained that Google also rejected this request of the DJs and this matter went to the point where the DJs tried to buy the Pixel 4 themselves.
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If this lawsuit goes to court and Google If found guilty, that means the internet search giant has violated the Texas Consumer Protection Act. The penalty for this will be $10,000 for each of the 2,405 ads broadcast, which means that Google will have to pay about $24 million in fines if convicted.
Google’s spokesperson said in a statement: /p>
We will investigate the complaint; But it seems that the claims made are false. We take advertising compliance seriously and have policies designed to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards.