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EU antitrust regulators ask Google's rivals if it demotes competitors

The European Commission is wrapping up a third case which involves Google's AdSense advertising service

Reuters  |  Brussels 

EU antitrust regulators have asked Google's rivals if the internet search giant unfairly demotes local search competitors, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters, a move which could lead to a fourth case against the Alphabet unit. Google has been fined a total 6.76 billion euros ($7.7 billion) in the last 17 months for favouring its comparison shopping service and for using its dominant Android mobile operating system to reinforce its search engine market power. The European Commission, which took the world's most popular internet search engine to task for these ...

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First Published: Sat, December 01 2018. 00:22 IST