Google’s prominence as the world’s premiere search engine has been tainted time and again by their own greed, and they are now paying for their abuses of power.
Coming on the heels of a massive $2.7 billion fine announced just days ago, Google is now facing a possible second fine by the European Union for an alleged algorithm scam that would have railroaded users into purchasing Android powered devices over devices loaded with competing software, such as iPhones. This illegal tactic would mark yet another instance in which the massive internet presence has abused its power and scope to slant search results in their favor, and it has renewed calls for regulation of the search engine.
“EU antitrust regulators are weighing another record fine against Google over its Android mobile operating system and have set up a panel of experts to give a second opinion on the case, two people familiar with the matter said.
“Assuming the panel agrees with the initial case team’s conclusions, it could pave the way for the European Commission to issue a decision against Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google by the end of the year.
“The Commission in April last year charged Google with using its dominant Android mobile operating system to shut out rivals following a complaint by lobby group FairSearch, U.S.-based ad-blocking and privacy firm Disconnect Inc, Portuguese apps store Aptoide and Russia’s Yandex (YNDX.O).
“The move by the EU competition authority, which hit the company with a 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) penalty for unfairly favoring its shopping service last month, could pose a bigger risk for the world’s most popular internet search engine because of Android’s huge growth potential.
“The potential fine is expected to top that 2.4 billion euro penalty. The EU’s charge sheet issued to Google in April last year said the anti-competitive practices started from January 2011 and the Commission is likely to tell the company to stop them. They are still ongoing, telecoms industry sources said.”
Google, along with Facebook, have both been accused of altering search results in order to fancy the whims of their leadership.
The corruption of Google could become a particularly frightening situation for Americans as U.S. President Donald Trump continues to battle with the liberally-charged mainstream media in America. U.S. citizens have increasingly attempted to turn to alternative news sources, citing CNN and other mainstream entities’ failure and propensity for “fake news”, and allowing Google’s leftist overlords to skew search results in their favor will only further the dilution of truth in American media.