Google fined for ‘search bias’ in India
The Competition Commission of India said it is imposing a fine of 1.36 billion rupees (£15 million) on Google.
Google abused its position as the dominant search engine in India to create a search bias in favour of its own services and those of its partners, the country’s antitrust watchdog has said.
The Competition Commission of India said in a statement that it was imposing a fine of 1.36 billion rupees (£15 million) on Google along with a warning to desist from unfair practices.
The regulator has been investigating Google since 2012, when a website called Matrimony.com and the Consumer Unity & Trust Society complained about Google’s practices.
According to the complaints, Google manipulated search results to promote its own and partner services.