Google's war on all fronts over media, competition and tax

Paris (AFP) – Californian internet giant Google faces a growing list of battles around the world, from tussles in Europe and Australia over fair compensation for media outlets to competition probes on both sides of the Atlantic.Department of Justice strikesWashington’s powerful justice department is the latest to announce a probe into Google on suspicion of an “illegal monopoly”.US authorities have had the digital giant in their sights for years, and now accuse it of breaching competition law to maintain its iron grip on search and online advertising.The government has called for “structural” …

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