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US: Not again – another probe into Google?

 |  May 23, 2013

Is the Federal Trade Commission planning another investigation into Google? Yes, says one source to reporters. Google, which is’]ons the company abused its dominance in ways it displays search results, wrapped up a case with the Federal Trade Commission only last January after the regulator unanimously voted to end a probe into the complaints that Google was hurting rivals. But an entirely new case may soon be launched into the conglomerate as an unidentified source says the FTC is looking into whether Google broke antitrust law in how it sells advertising space. Google is currently the number-one online platform for ads. Further details of exactly how Google may have breached antitrust law were not disclosed. While the source says regulators are in the most initial stages of a probe, the FTC is unlikely to have already sent out civil investigative demands, which would have been the sign of a more serious investigation.

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