Google Settles with Texas AG for $8 Million over Allegedly Deceptive Pixel 4 Radio Endorsements

  • Texas AG Ken Paxton settled with Google LLC to resolve allegations that the company aired false endorsements of its Pixel 4 cell phone.
  • According to AG Paxton, radio personalities allegedly endorsed the phone as though they owned or regularly used it, even though many of them had not, and Google promoted these endorsements despite knowing that the endorsers had not used its product.
  • Google will pay $8 million to the state.
  • We previously covered a $9 million settlement between Google, iHeartMedia, Inc., and a group of six states and the FTC to resolve similar allegations. AG Paxton had joined the settlement with iHeartMedia.