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We'll look at Google's anti-trust troubles in Europe, and why it matters.

European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The European Union's competition watchdog has fined internet giant Google over its online shopping service. (Virginia Mayo/AP)
European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The European Union's competition watchdog has fined internet giant Google over its online shopping service. (Virginia Mayo/AP)

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Klint Finley, reporter for WIRED. (@klintron)

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WIRED: Google's Big EU Fine Isn't Just About The Money — "Today the EU's executive branch, the European Commission, also ordered Google to change the way it displays search results from its online shopping tool. When you search for a product, Google has long shown results from Google Shopping in a box that floats above its regular search results. The commission ruled that this preferential treatment of its own content is illegal and anti-competitive."
Washington Post: Here’s what you need to know about the Google E.U. fine — "The European Union's head of antitrust enforcement announced a record $2.7 billion fine against Google on Tuesday, accusing the search engine for illegally favoring its own comparison shopping service as customers used Google to search for products online. That's the biggest fine Europe has imposed on any company ever."

This segment aired on June 28, 2017.

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