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Antitrust investigation launched against Google, but by who? The Indian government, that's who

Indian government launches antitrust investigation against search giant Google

Anthony Garreffa | May 7, 2012 at 7:59 pm CDT (0 mins, 35 secs time to read)

While Google are busy battling a censorship case with the Indian government, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Competition Commission of India is launching an antitrust investigation of Google, where they'll examine the company's alleged "discriminatory and retaliatory practices relating to AdWords".

Antitrust investigation launched against Google, but by who? The Indian government, that's who | TweakTown.com

Where did this all stem from? A complaint filed from Consim Info Pvt. Ltd., who is an Indian web conglomerate which apparently requested that the Competition Commission step in to ensure fair competition in online advertising.

What the investigation is set out to do isn't 100-percent clear, but the commission will start off by taking a look at AdWords and go from there. Google are in for a treat this year, it seems.

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