EU Aims to Tear Down Online Barriers, Curb Web Giants

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The plans will affect everyone from room-sharing website Airbnb Inc. to e-commerce and search companies like Amazon.com Inc., and Google.

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The European Union is gearing up to tear down digital barriers that block access to Internet-based services across the bloc with a series of measures and an e-commerce antitrust probe just weeks after it accused Google Inc. of abusing its market power.

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