FTC about to bring antitrust case against Google for manipulating search results to favor their own services

// October 15th, 2012 // Internet


Reuters is reporting that an anonymous source has told them that the Federal Trade Commission is putting the final touches on a antitrust lawsuit against Google.

“Four of the FTC commissioners have become convinced after more than a year of investigation that Google illegally used its dominance of the search market to hurt its rivals, while one commissioner is skeptical.”

The Hill confirms the report:

The FTC’s investigation focuses on “whether Google manipulates its search results to ensure that its own services, such as YouTube, Google Maps, and Google Plus, appear above those of its rivals.”

The FTC expects to wrap up the investigation before the end of the year.

Sources: Reuters, The Hill
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