Recently, a new draft lawsuit against technology giants has exposed the relevant agreements signed by Facebook and Google in order to maintain their monopoly. It is reported that the specific content of this “cooperation and mutual assistance” agreement is related to the “mutual tacit understanding” maintained by the two sides in some market areas (such as online advertising). In addition, two trust lawsuits earlier this month showed that technology giants tried to set a fairly high entry threshold for competitors who might challenge their market position. < / P > < p > in terms of behavior, Google has become something like Microsoft in the 1990s. Meanwhile, 40 state attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a similar attack on social media giant Facebook. < / P > < p > the lawsuits mainly focus on various acquisitions (including instagram and WhatsApp) carried out by technology giants in recent years, as well as a series of suspicious business behaviors. In particular, it involves collecting data about potential competitors and suppressing or annexing them by means of Shanzhai. < / P > < p > but this is a draft new lawsuit filed by 10 states. The Wall Street Journal points out that the two companies have been investigated for maintaining a duopoly in online advertising. In September 2018, Facebook agreed to avoid competition with Google’s online advertising tools, as long as the latter offered special treatment to Facebook during the period, according to internal documents cited in the lawsuit. < / P > < p > both companies strongly deny this and assert that the agreement does not involve exclusivity. However, the reality is that at present, the two companies are facing a series of antitrust lawsuits, and will fully discuss how to coordinate the response. < / P > < p > interestingly, it was reported that Google also used the code name “Jedi blue” to refer to Facebook in the agreement. Google said the proposed media negotiation rules would put its free services in Australia at “risk”

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