Google to reportedly dodge antitrust suit with FTC by making voluntary changes to search

Google to reportedly dodge antitrust suit with FTC by making voluntary changes to search

In 2011, the US Federal Trade Commission launched a formal probe into Google’s search practices — an investigation that could have resulted in antitrust lawsuits against the company — but according to The Wall Street Journal , Google’s troubles with the government could end as soon as this week. The FTC is reportedly prepared to end its investigation by allowing Google to voluntarily change its search practices, and while the voluntary changes have not been confirmed, Politico reports that changes could include reducing the use of restaurant and travel reviews from other websites and allowing search ad campaigns to be easily migrated to rival search engines. The voluntary arrangement would allow Google to sidestep having to enter into… Continue reading…

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Google to reportedly dodge antitrust suit with FTC by making voluntary changes to search

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