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E.U. Antitrust Regulator Asks Rivals If Google Unfairly Demotes Search Competitors

12:53 pm on Dec 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The E.U. Antitrust Regulator has sent a questionnaire to search rivals asking if Google's practices unfairly demotes local search competitors.
It sent questionnaires to Google rivals last month, asking for details of the company’s practices and the impact on competing services between January 2012 to December 2017.

Regulators also wanted to know if rivals experienced an impact in the operation of their local services as a result of major search algorithm changes by Google, including the introduction of its Panda 4.0 algorithm.

That type of question is bound to generate negative responses, and it makes me wonder if the E.U. is looking at opening another investigation into Google's practices.

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5:55 am on Dec 4, 2018 (gmt 0)

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This is news to me. If Google's practices have been affecting all aspects of business across the globe, I certainly wasn't unaware of this.