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  • Google allegedly paid influencers to say nice things about the Pixel 4 series when, in fact, they had never used the phones.
  • According to the FTC, the company also paid iHeartMedia to air these “deceptive” ads.
  • Both Google and iHeartMedia are settling the lawsuit with the FTC and seven states. They’ll have to pay a penalty of $9.4 million.

Google and iHeartMedia are facing a lawsuit for “deceptive” Pixel 4 ads. The companies are being sued by The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and seven states for airing nearly 29,000 false ads featuring radio personalities promoting their use of the Pixel 4 phones in 2019 and 2020.