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Google Fined $6.8 Million in Russia Over Antitrust

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Russia's Federation Antimonopoly Service has fined Google $6.8 million over abusing its position with Android by favoring its own digital services over competitors.

As part of its ruling, the Federation Antimonopoly Service said that Google’s rivals had not been able to include their own offerings, like digital maps or search, in the Android operating system that powers a majority of smartphones and other mobile devices in Russia. Google Fined $6.8 Million in Russia Over Antitrust [nytimes.com]