India imposes $21.1M fine on Google for antitrust practices

CNET | 2/9/2018 | Zoey Chong
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India's antitrust watchdog has imposed a $21.1 million fine on Google, saying it abused its dominant position.

Google is in trouble again, this time in India as the country's antitrust watchdog accused the company of abusing its market dominance.

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The search giant faces a fine of nearly 1.36 billion rupees (over $21.1 million) after the Competition Commission of India found it guilty of "search bias" in terms of online web search, which "causes harm" to its competitors and users, according to a statement published Thursday.

"...Google was leveraging its dominance in the market for online general web search to strengthen its position in the market for online syndicate search services," the CCI said in its statement.

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The blow is the latest amid a string of regulatory problems the company has been dealt with, including a record $2.7 billion penalty the European Commission imposed on it last June for prioritising its own shopping services in its search results over competitors'. Last September the company announced that it's appealing...
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