Google faces lawsuit alleging widespread AdSense fraud

The proposed class action lawsuit references an anonymous claim that Google ‘color codes’ subscribers

May doesn’t seem to be a lucky month for Google’s in-house team. First, a European court ruled that citizens held a “right to be forgotten” online, which led to the search giant being flooded with takedown requests. And now, it is Google’s advertising methods that are seeing their day in court, with a new lawsuit claiming that the tech company engaged in widespread fraud.

The proposed class action lawsuit, filed on May 20, alleges that Google cancelled AdSense accounts just before they were eligible to pay out, denying publishers from collecting promised money. The suit claims that these cancellations were part of a widespread AdSense fraud scheme.

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Zach Warren

Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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