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US Google is exposed to a new crisis in France

US Google is exposed to a new crisis in France
US Google is exposed to a new crisis in France

The American company Google is exposed to a new crisis in France, which may threaten it with losing 10% of its global sales, if it is proven that it violated the law in publishing the news.

And the head of the French competition watchdog, Isabelle de Silva, announced that the search giant Google will know before the end of July whether it will face a French antitrust fine over Google’s use of news content on its platform.

Bloomberg News reported that De Silva announced this at a press conference in Paris on ThursdayIf antitrust regulators consider that Google fails to follow a 2020 order to negotiate in good faith with news publishers for the use of their content, they could fine the search engine up to 10% of its global revenue under French law.

Google representatives did not immediately respond to a request for commentOn October 8, 2020, the Paris Court of Appeal rejected Google’s appeal against the interim measures imposed by the French Competition Authority.

Google lost an appeal against an order from the French Competition Authority that required it to negotiate with news websites over the fees they must pay for submitting a “preview” of those sites.

The Paris Court of Appeal rejected the internet giant’s appeal against the interim measures imposed by the French Competition Authority in April of 2020.

However, the court amended the order issued by the French Competition Authority to make it clear that it is possible for Google to improve its services at the same time, as long as this does not affect the interests of news sites.

The order, issued by the competition authority last April, came after Google decided to stop presenting the “pre-review” of news articles in French search results, unless news sites agreed to use them without paying a fee.

And last month, Google received a huge historical fine in Europe due to the issue of monopolizing online advertising, and the American giant did not objectAt the time, the French competition regulator fined Google 220 million euros ($267 million) for abusing its dominant position in the market to place ads on the Internet in its own interests.

Google did not object to the penalty, which is part of a settlement reached after a complaint brought by three media groups – News Corp, France’s Le Figaro newspaper (which later withdrew) and Belgium’s Roussel Group – accused of de facto monopoly on online advertising sales.

The fine was the latest step by European authorities to take a tougher stance on US technology giants

US Google is exposed to a new crisis in France
US Google is exposed to a new crisis in France

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