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Google Attacks EU for Treating It Almost Like a ‘Criminal’

  • Says Ad case was riddled by errors, should be struck down
  • EU says Google has ‘ultra-dominant position’ in search

Alphabet Inc.’s Google lashed out at the European Union for doling out a “quasi criminal fine of very large proportions” for allegedly thwarting advertising rivals on websites.

At a hearing at the bloc’s General Court on Monday, the search giant said the 2019 decision by the EU’s antitrust arm to issue the 1.49 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) fine was riddled with errors and should be struck down.