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Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "Google has come up with many innovative products and services that have made a difference to our lives. That's a good thing. But Google's strategy for its comparison shopping service wasn't just about attracting customers by making its product better than those of its rivals. Instead, Google abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors.
It doesn't see the fact that it's a search engine, and that's the point.
We can block them from "stealing our content" if we so choose. ;)
the government is telling them they have to promote their competition on their website.
procurer of information to the American Deep StateGoogle=Pollyhop?
[edited by: heisje at 10:29 am (utc) on Jun 28, 2017]
The user had an expectation that all shops would be fairly treated in the SERPs.
1. The Commission is not telling them to promote the others, it's telling google not to promote its own above the competition, and to not deliberately demote the competition.
2. This is aimed at a significant dominant player, not you and me, unless we got into a similar dominant position.
regrettably you have no understanding of *existing* anti-trust, anti-monopoly law (both U.S. and EU), and work on personal perception. This is no good basis for discussion. And, it is none of my business to teach, sorry
Google should apply it's own algorithm to it's shopping service, I imagine the site would be around page 40 for any search term.