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France fines Google 220 million euros

The authorities explained that the corporation "gave preferential treatment to its technologies", which are offered under the Google Ad Manager brand

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The French Competition Authority has ordered Google to pay a fine of 220 million euros.

The agency ruled that the corporation promoted its own services in the online advertising market, taking advantage of its dominant market position.

The French antitrust regulator concluded that Google, taking advantage of its position, promoted its own advertising services to the detriment of competitors.

“Following a call from News Corp Inc, Figaro Group and Rossel The Voice, the Competition Authority today fined Google € 220 million for abusing its dominance in the ad server market for web publishers and mobile applications.” , – said the Office.

Google did not dispute the claims made against it and went to a deal with the French regulator, committing to improving the interaction of Google Ad Manager with third-party ad servers, and promising to no longer providing advantages to its own services and products.

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