Google could face a $9bn EU fine for rigging search results in its favour – June 4, 2017

Foo Yun Chee Brussels – Friday 2 June 2017

A seven-year investigation into the world’s most popular internet search engine was triggered by scores of complaints from both US and European rivals

 

Google could face a $9bn EU fine for rigging search results in its favour

The EU competition authority accused Google in April 2015 of distorting internet search results to favour its shopping service Getty Images.

EU antitrust regulators aim to slap a hefty fine on Alphabet unit Google over its shopping service before the summer break in August, two people familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for two other cases involving the US company.

The European Commission’s decision will come after a seven-year investigation into the world’s most popular internet search engine was triggered by scores of complaints from both US and European rivals.

The EU competition authority accused Google in April 2015 of distorting internet search results to favour its shopping service, harming both rivals and consumers…

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