EU fines Google €1.49 billion in AdSense antitrust case


European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, just announced the EU’s third big antitrust fine against Google. The EU found the company guilty of breaking antitrust laws for a decade, when it prevented third parties (i.e. Google’s ad-brokering competitors) from using its advertising tool AdSense to display search ads. This has now resulted in a €1.49 billion fine (1.29 percent of Google’s turnover in 2018). The third @Google case: @Google is fined €1,49bn for illegal practices in search advertising brokering to cement its dominant market position. They shouldn’t do that – it denied consumers choice, innovative products and fair prices. —…

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