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Thursday, the Competition Commission of India (CCI), a government antitrust watchdog, fined WE-based l & # 39; Internet technology company Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet, Inc. 135.86 million rupees (approximately ₹ 1.36 billion, AMERICAN DOLLARS $21 million) for manipulating their research results for its products and its unions, which affected the activities of competing companies. In a 190-page decision, CCI said: "Google has benefited from its dominant position in the global online search market to strengthen its position in the consortium online search market."

In the adopted decision 4-2, the watchdog stated that Google's "search bias" had "caused harm to its competitors as well as to users". In 2012, Consumer Society and Testing (CUTS), which is a non-profit organization, and Bharat Matrimony filed a complaint against the search engine for manipulating the results of the search.

Google must pay the fine within 60 days. CCI fined them 5% of Google's average profit over three fiscal years because of its Indian user base. By law, CCI could have imposed a fine on Google of up to 10% of the profit.

Last year, Google was fined by the European Commission (EC) for having favored certain shopping services for an amount of 2.42 billion euros (approximately 3 billion US dollars). That accounted for five percent of the "average daily global business figure of Alphabet," says EC's official statement. Google has also been fined by Russian The Federation's Antimonopoly Service received US $ 6.8 million in 2016 for focusing on its own digital services.

"While concluding that Google has abused its dominant position, the ITC has nevertheless been restrained in recognizing the dynamic nature of online markets and not declaring Google guilty," said Naval Shah, the firm's representative. lawyers Shardul Amarchand, in Bharat Matrimony. Reuters Press Agency.

A Google spokesperson said: "We have always strived to innovate to meet the ever-changing needs of our users.The Competition Commission of India has confirmed that in the majority of cases examined, our conduct was in accordance Indian competition law ".

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