Google and Small Businesses

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  • Google uses its monopoly to serve ads and its own content, gradually increasing the cost of ads and making them unaffordable to small businesses, whose search results suffer. Additionally, fake listings from Google Maps have made it harder to find legitimate small businesses.[1]
  • Facebook, Instagram, and Google’s YouTube have created arbitrary and discriminatory standards around sexuality and sexual content. This has led to LGBTQ accounts on YouTube being demonetized and sexual wellness brands geared towards women and LGBTQ people to be banned from advertising on Facebook and Instagram.