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Google, Yahoo, & Microsoft To Pay $31.5M For Illegal Gambling Ads
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo to Pay $31.5M Over Illegal Gambling Ads from ABC News reports the big three search engine companies settled with the US Justice Department to pay $31.5 million to educate that online gambling is illegal in the United States.
Microsoft is paying the most with $21 million, followed by Yahoo shelling out $7.5 million and Google paying $3 million. The money will go into a government backed fund used to air public service announcements. Microsoft is also paying $9 million to International Center for Missing and Exploited Children as part of this settlement.
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