Google re­jects Euro­pean Union anti-trust al­le­ga­tions as flawed

The China Post - - WORLD BUSINESS -

Google re­jected on Thurs­day a com­plaint by Europe’s com­pe­ti­tion watchdog that the In­ter­net gi­ant is abus­ing its dom­i­nance in Web searches to pro­mote its own prod­ucts.

The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, the EU’s ex­ec­u­tive body, al­leged in April that Google has im­prop­erly fa­vored its shop­ping com­par­i­son ser­vice in its own search re­sults, in a high-stakes case that could lead to bil­lions of eu­ros in fines.

Google Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Kent Walker said in a blog post that the com­mis­sion’s con­clu­sions “are wrong as a mat­ter of fact, law, and eco­nom­ics.”

Google said it sub­mit­ted a re­but­tal of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion’s case of around 150 pages with eco­nomic, data and le­gal anal­y­sis to back up its po­si­tion.

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