India Slams Google Search for Pushing its Own Products
This one is not new, but it certainly is interesting. Now, not only Europe blames Google search for trying to influence their market standing using its dominant position but also India’s Competition Commission.
The Commission insists that they use the search engine to push their own products more instead of those from others like Flipkart, Facebook and so on.
Guess what the list of companies that have accused the search engine giant for dodgy dealings doesn’t end there. In fact, a total of 30 companies in India including the likes of Nokia Maps and MakeMyTrip were involved in the research.
Their findings didn’t just stop at that, the Commission is also lodging a formal report against them – making it the first of its kind against Google.
Now that the report is being filed by the antitrust body, Google should be responding to the commission by September 10 with their findings and their side of the story.
Just to give you an example of what they are being accused of, let’s say there is a product that is more popular than another competitive product of theirs, now if the allegations are true it means hat Google is actually giving its own product the first spot despite being less popular.
If found guilty, Google could be fined for up to 10 percent of its net income!