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US Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard

Sues Google For $50 Million, Saying Tech Giant Violated Her Free Speech

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US Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, Sues Google For $50 Million, Saying Tech Giant Violated Her Free Speech. She argued that the search giant illegally blocked her from buying ads on Google's platform for several hours on June 28 two days after she appeared in the first Democratic primary debate.

The U.S. Representative for Hawaii claims the tech titan infringed on her First Amendment freedom when it briefly suspended Gabbard’s advertising account after June’s Democratic debates. Google says the brief suspension was triggered by the company's automated anti-fraud algorithms.

Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic presidential candidate and the first Hindu member of the US Congress, has sued Google for at least USD 50 million for the tech giant's "discriminatory actions" against her 2020 election campaign and stifling her free speech rights.

The lawsuit alleges that Google might have taken down Gabbard’s ad account due to her stance on seeking greater federal oversight of many large tech companies that have access to troves of individuals’ personal data.

“In this case, our system triggered a suspension and the account was reinstated shortly thereafter,” company spokesman Jose Castaneda told the paper. "In this case, our system triggered a suspension and the account was reinstated shortly thereafter. We are proud to offer ad products that help campaigns connect directly with voters, and we do so without bias toward any party or political ideology," he said.

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