European Union Fines Google $5 Billion over Anti-Competitive Behavior

HeadlineJul 19, 2018
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The European Union has ordered a multibillion-euro fine against Google for violating antitrust rules, saying the high-tech giant unfairly used its dominant Android operating system to squelch competition. This is the European competition commissioner announcing the fine on Wednesday.

Margrethe Vestager: “Today, the commission has decided to fine Google 4.34 billion euros for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has engaged in illegal practices to cement its dominant market position in internet search.”

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