Google Hit With $1.7 Billion in Europe for Abusing Advertising Dominance
European regulators fined Google $1.7 billion on Wednesday for abusing its dominance in the online advertising business.
According to Gizmodo, the company is accused of imposing restrictive and anti-competitive contracts on its European customers.
Wednesday’s fine marks the end of a trio of European investigations into Google.
EU antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager fined Google $5.1 billion last year for using its Android mobile operating system for anticompetitive abuses.