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Google Targeted by South Africa Antitrust Group Over Searches

  • Ecommerce giant plans to work with authorities on answers
  • All stakeholders and the public have six weeks to comment
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South Africa’s Competition Commission, which has been probing online markets for the past 14 months, has provisionally found that Google’s search-engine practices distort competition in the company’s favor.

Paid-for results that typically appear at the top of a Google search should be prominently labeled as advertising and the top of the page reserved for results based on relevance only, the antitrust group said in a statement.