Google fined $2.7 billion for violating EU antitrust rules

Jun 27, 2017, 7:47 AM EDT
(Source: Robert Scoble/flickr)
(Source: Robert Scoble/flickr)

The European Commission slapped a record fine of $2.7bn on Google accusing the internet giant of abusing its market dominance to manipulate search results in favor of its shopping comparison service.

The order also set a deadline of 90 days for Google to stop its anti-competitive practices, failing which the search giant may face another penalty, writes the BBC.

The ruling stated that Google violated EU antitrust rules by denying other companies the chance to compete and innovate while also taking away a genuine choice of services from the European consumers, notes Engadget.