Dear Rupert: Google responds to News Corp’s criticisms point-by-point in ongoing EU antitrust case

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Google has responded to an open letter, written by News Corp for the European Commission, which criticises the company and claims its search engine is negatively impacting news organisations. In the original letter, News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson said Google was changing the way links are ranked and shown in its search results, which would “inevitably maximise income for Google” and “punish” small companies. Thomson argued this, alongside its handling of Android, was evidence Google now “exploit(s) its dominant market position to stifle competition.” Today, Google responded with a ‘Dear Rupert’ blog post: “With the Internet, people enjoy greater...


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