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(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which dominated and upended search, Android smartphone operating systems and online advertising in these markets, faces antitrust battles in the United States, Europe and India. increase.

Below are some of the antitrust battles Google is fighting globally.

India: Google lost a big battle in India in mid-January after the Supreme Court refused to block an Indian Competition Commission order requiring Google to lift restrictions from its popular Android smartphone operating system. . For example, the order should allow Google to remove apps such as its subsidiary YouTube from his Android phone.

America:

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed a second lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google, accusing the company of abusing control of its digital advertising business and arguing it should be forced to sell its ad manager suite. . Eight states have joined the lawsuit.

In 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice first sued Google for violating antitrust laws to maintain its dominance in search and extend that dominance to other areas. A trial is set for September. Many states have filed related lawsuits.

Also in 2020, the state of Texas, backed by nine other states, filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing it of violating antitrust laws in the way the internet search company operated its online advertising business. The case was moved to New York to be heard in other similar cases.

South Korea: Antitrust regulator fined Alphabet’s Google 207 billion won ($176.64 million) in September 2021 to limit competition in mobile operating system market He said he abused his position.

Europe: Over the past decade, Google has incurred €8.25 billion ($8.24 billion) in fines for violations of EU antitrust laws following three investigations into its business practices. These include allegations that Google imposed unlawful restrictions on Android mobile device manufacturers and mobile network operators to strengthen its search engine dominance.

UK: The Competition and Markets Authority is also moving to curb Google and Facebook. It has created a digital marketplace unit that can empower to suspend, block and reverse decisions by technology companies and impose financial penalties for violations.

(edited by Diane Bartz, edited by Grant McCool)


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