Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has recently sued Google for at least $50 million for its alleged "discriminatory actions" against her 2020 campaign. The preeminent Hindu member of the US congress filed a lawsuit based on the American tech giant's "arbitrary and capricious treatment of Gabbard's campaign."

The 38-year-old Iraq war veteran filed the case on Thursday in a federal court in Los Angeles, California. The suit added that Google violated free speech when the tech giant shelved Gabbard's campaign advertising account after the first Democratic debate in June.

On June 27, the representative's campaign committee, Tulsi Now Inc, alleged that Google suspended its advertising account for six hours. The move impended the drive's ability to raise money and stopped her message from reaching potential voters.

In response, the tech company said that it was a system triggered suspension and the "account was reinstated shortly," after that. Google added that the censor "flags unusual activity on advertiser accounts to prevent fraud," including substantial spending changes.

Jose Castaneda, a spokesman for Google, explained that the company is "proud to offer ad products that help campaigns connect with voters." He clarified that the Menlo Park, California based company does not have any "bias toward any party or political ideology."

Gabbard's suit is demanding $50 million in damages and an order that would prevent Google from suspending advertising accounts for future candidates. She said that "the increasing dominance big tech companies" is threatening America's core values. She added that it's intimidation against "free speech, fair elections and to our democracy."

Born in Leloaloa, American Samoa, on April 12, 1981, Tulsi Gabbard is an active American politician serving as a representative for Hawaii's 2nd district. She was a former military veteran that served in Iraq, on February 2, 2019, she officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign.

Recently, Gabbard was criticized for her comments against rival, Kamala Harris. The senator, according to the rep, "is not qualified to serve as" president of the United States. She doubled down her rhetoric by saying that the California native has no background in foreign policy and that she lacks the temperament required for the position.

Gabbard further mentioned that she has "seen the cost of war first hand and experienced the consequences." She continued that a president that lacks the experience of foreign policy is "so dangerous... and we've seen it over time."