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Google faces antitrust case in India over promoting payments app: Report

The complaint was filed in February and the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has kept the identity of the complainant confidential, the first source with direct knowledge of the case said

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This is Google's third major antitrust challenge in India. In 2018, the CCI fined Google $21 million for

Aditya Kalra and Aditi Shah | Reuters New Delhi
India's antitrust body is looking into allegations that Alphabet Inc's Google is abusing its market position to unfairly promote its mobile payments app in the country, five sources familiar with the case told Reuters.

The complaint was filed in February and the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has kept the identity of the complainant confidential, the first source with direct knowledge of the case said.

The complaint alleges the U.S. tech giant more prominently showcases its Google Pay app inside its Android app store in India, giving it an unfair advantage over apps of competitors which hurts consumers, the source

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First Published: May 27 2020 | 5:03 PM IST

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