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EU: News Corp applauds decision to rethink Google deal

 |  September 18, 2014

The head of New York-based News Corp, controlled by Rupert Murdoch, is speaking out against Google’s business practices and applauding the European Commission’s recent decision to rethink its proposed settlement with the company.

Robert Thomson reportedly sent a letter to the Commission slamming Google as a company that is “willing to exploit its dominant market position to stifle competition.” Thomson also accuses Google of systematically turning Google users away from competing products and services.

Thomson added that Google has not cooperated with News Corp in combating content piracy.

News Corp owns The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

The Commission recently announced that it would reconsider a settlement previously agreed upon with Google to end a four-year-long antitrust investigation into Google and the way it displays rivals’ search results. The case will now head to European Commissioner Joaquin Almunia’s successor, Margrethe Vestager.

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