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CCI clubs newspaper body's complaints against Google with earlier order

According to INS, news media houses are completely kept in the dark on the total advertising revenue collected by Google

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BS Reporter Bengaluru
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has clubbed the information presented by Indian Newspaper Society – on Google’s alleged abuse of its dominant position – with an earlier order to investigate the technology giant’s practices in the online news publishing business.

After examining the contentions of INS, the representative organisation of newspapers in the country, the CCI found that prima facie allegations of abuse of dominant position are under the purview of the Competition Act, 2002 and that it requires a detailed investigation by the Director General.

Accordingly, the antitrust watchdog has passed an order to club the information submitted

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First Published: Mar 25 2022 | 2:56 PM IST

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