EU to probe Google searches

The European Commission will investigate whether Google has abused its “dominant position in online search,” reports The Daily Telegraph.

The probe will into claims that advertisers advertisers and Google’s own services receive preferential treatment in search rankings.

The search giant has been accused of doing so by several parties, including bitter rivals Microsoft, “who all suggest that their sites deserve high rankings in search results,” says the Telegraph.

(Source: Telegraph)

This article appears in issue 263 of Media Digest.




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