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Canada: Authorities chase Google search concerns

 |  December 16, 2013

Canada’s Competition Bureau announced plans to pursue allegations that Google is acting anticompetitively in the way it displays its search results, a probe that mirrors similar allegations within the US and an ongoing case with the European Commission.

Reports say the Bureau filed papers in the Federal Court of Canada announcing the probe; Google is reportedly suspected of abusing its dominant position in the search and advertising market. Similar to previous allegations abroad, the Bureau is reportedly looking into whether Google favors its own sponsored search results ahead of its rivals’.

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