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7 Jun 12:53pm

France fines Google for abusing online advertising dominance

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Tech giant will pay £189m after settlement found it unfairly favoured its own tools for buying and selling ads Google has been fined €220m (£189m) by French competition regulators for abusing its dominance in the online advertising market in a landmark settlement that could rebalance the relationship between tech giants and digital publishers. The settlement with the French competition authority, which found that Google unfairly favoured its own tools for buying and selling adverts online over those of rivals, marks the first time the Silicon Valley company has agreed to make changes to its practices as a result of the investigation.
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