Google Fined for Discriminatory Search Practices against India

by admin on February 16, 2018


The Competition Commission of India has appointed a $21.17 million fine on Google for search bias and taking advantage of its superior position. Google applying search bias causes harm to competitors and their websites as they don’t receive as much traffic.

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The Indian Court stated that Google’s bias harms users as they won’t receive the most relevant search results to their queries. The investigation reports from and Consumer Unity & Trust Society in 2012. The CCI also stated that Google had a responsibility being a “gateway to the internet” for a majority of internet users.

Google was also fined in 2017 by the European Commission for promoting its own shopping services above others.

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