Abusing its dominance in search engine, Google in India get fines


Google Google - Considered to have abused its dominance, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has fined of Google for 1.36 billion rupees or approximately IDR 286 billion. This fined is equivalent to 5 percent of Google's revenue in India for a year.

This act was occured after Google has directed the users to search for flight tickets to Google's flight search page.

Reported from BBC, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 says that the fine does not affect the company.

Especially when the number was compared with fines that imposed by the European Commission related to similar problems in 2017 ago.

CCI is an antitrust commission in India, in 190-page report found that Google has abused its dominant position, and it is harmful to both competitors and Google users.

In its statement, wrote, "Google used its dominance in the market for general web searches online to strengthen its position in the market for online syndicate search services."




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