Google Fined $1.7 Billion for Violating EU Antitrust Laws

Google AdSense rules blocked out competitors, regulators found

EU commissioner Margrethe Vestager levied the fines against Google. Getty Images

The European Commission’s top competition regulators this morning fined Google nearly $1.7 billion, saying that Google abused its position in the market when third-party websites used its AdSense for Search product.

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