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Google fined £427m in fight with French news publishers

July 13, 2021

Via: Sky News

The regulator has threatened to impose additional penalties of £769,000 (€900,000) per day if Google doesn’t produce proposals within the next two months to compensate news publishers.

The action comes amid global concern of the impact Facebook and Google are having on news publishers, with many being put out of business by the effective duopoly’s control on the advertising market.

Earlier this year the French regulator issued the company with an order to hold talks with news publishers, and the fine on Tuesday comes as part of a decision that Google had breached those instructions.

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