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Türkiye fines Google almost $15 million over hotel searches

By Vaseline Jun10,2024

Turkey’s competition authority on Monday fined US tech giant Google 482 million liras (about US$14.88 million) for failing to comply with an order related to hotel searches.

The regulatory body said in a statement that Google had failed to implement “hotel search safeguards,” blocking competing local search engines on its platform and undermining fair competition.

The fine comes after the Competition Board launched an investigation into Google in March and imposed a daily fine of 0.05 percent of sales for 2023 from mid-April until Google complied with the order.

The move follows a similar decision by the watchdog in March, when it issued an interim injunction against social media giant Meta, citing the potential abuse of dominance on its Threads and Instagram platforms.


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