Sina Technologies News, Beijing time, November 7 evening news, European Union Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said today that the EU anti-monopoly investigation of Google AdSense advertising services is coming to an end.
Westag told reporters today at the World Summit in Lisbon, Portugal: "Our investigation into this case is coming to an end." According to Reuters, this means that Google may soon face another heavy penalty from the European Union.
In 2016, the European Commission accused Google of blocking third parties using its AdSense service from displaying search ads from its competitors.
This is also the third anti-monopoly lawsuit Google faces in the European Union. Last June, the European Commission ruled in the Google Shopping antitrust case that it had decided to impose a fine of 2.42 billion euros ($2.7 billion) on Google because of its preference for its own service in search results.
In July, the European Commission announced an anti-monopoly fine of 4.34 billion euros ($5.04 billion) on Google, setting a new record for anti-monopoly fines worldwide. The European Union said at the time that since 2011, Google has imposed some illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile operators by virtue of its dominance in the Internet search market.
If the final results show that Google's AdSense advertising service does violate the EU's anti-monopoly law, Google will face a maximum penalty of 10% of its global revenue. (Li Ming)
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