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[BH] Google Gets $2.7 Billion Fine for Manipulating Search Results

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  1. KHer0

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    Google has just lost its biggest regulatory battle!

    Google has been hit with a record-breaking $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) fine by the European antitrust officials for unfairly manipulating search results since 2008.

    After a lengthy seven-year investigation that was launched in 2010 after several rivals complaint, the European Commission on Tuesday imposed this 'biggest even financial penalty' against the internet tech giant for breaking EU competition law.


    by using its search dominance to distort search-engine results to promote own shopping comparison service at the top of all search results.

    The Commission says the amount of penalty has been calculated from Google’s income from its comparison shopping service in Europe. Google’s total revenue in the year 2016 was almost $90 Billion.

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    Apart from the fine, the Commission has ordered Google to "stop its illegal conduct" and anti-competitive practices within the 3-month deadline or warned to face a further penalty of up to 5% of the average daily worldwide turnover of the Alphabet, Google's parent company."


    So now Google will have to change its search ranking algorithm. However, the company can also appeal this decision in in EU courts to delay the resolution for years.

    Moreover, Google is currently facing two other ongoing EU antitrust investigations.

    One says Google Android unfairly force cellphone manufacturers to preinstall Google services to promote its products over rivals. Another investigation targets its AdSense business.

    The previous biggest antitrust fine was against U.S. chipmaker Intel in 2009, which was €1 billion.

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    My Comment :

    Lol, they should de-index google from ranking results for blackhat techniques :D and google should come and open new account in BHW. Anyway, I am glad to see there are big authority companies taking a stand against this giant.

    2 years from now and the first page would have been dominated by google related stuff !

    At least this should slow things a little bit.

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    Emm, pretty sure I looked in the lounge if it was posted. No way to delete the thread -_-

    Anyway, Mine looks a lot better and has pics :D
     
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    Sorry sir !!!11111111!!!!1!11!!!!!1!!1
     
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