Absurd is certainly a good word for when reading the European Commission’s antitrust ruling against Google and the more than expected $2.7 billion fine to go with it on Tuesday.
The EC ruling was levied against Google for breaching EU antitrust rules by giving “illegal advantages to another Google product: its shopping comparison service. Google must end this conduct within 90 days” or face further penalties. This statement was from Margreth Vestage of the European Commission competition chief on Tuesday. According to Google, the EU hasn’t proved damage to consumers or their rivals, namely Amazon and eBay.