Daily Mail owner files antitrust suit against Google

The parent company of the Daily Mail is suing Google over allegations that the Silicon Valley giant has illegally maintained a monopoly in the digital ad space that has hurt the newspaper’s ad-supported business model, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

The newspaper hit Google over its market power in the digital ad space, and accused the search giant of using its power to “punish publishers that do not submit to its practices.”

The complaint seeks unspecified compensation and injunctive relief to restore competition and add safeguards for news content.

A Google spokesperson said the Daily Mail’s claims “are completely inaccurate.”

The Daily Mail’s lawsuit is the latest in a line of legal challenges Google is facing — including from the Department of Justice and coalitions of states attorneys general — over its market power. Google has defended itself against the other accusations of anti-competitive practices, as well.