India fined Google for misusing its dominant position

India fined Google for misusing its dominant position

In the case of misusing of a dominant position in the market, India imposed a fine of USD 21 million on Google, which published the search results in such a way as to increase the number of its own services.

The Indian authorities have accused Google corporation of abusing its dominant position in the segment of universal online search and advertising services in the country. This is specified in the report of the Competition  Commission of India (CCI), Prime writes.

As already mentioned, the regulator after the audit ordered the US company to pay a fine of 1.36 billion rupees (21 million dollars).

According to CCI, the Google search engine in the country generated search results in such a way as to increase the number of its services: in particular, the Google Flight service.

“Google is considered to be engaged in misleading searches that harm both competitors and business users,” the regulator added.

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