Google presented arguments Feb. 14 in front of the EU General Court for its appeal of a 2.4 billion euro fine for antitrust violations, Politico reports. The fine was issued over allegations Google favored its search results over those of its rivals. Google argued the fine limited innovation and that the company had been held to a higher standard than others. “Can you both be a marketplace and have the data from all the vendors in this marketplace?” European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager said. “In this marketplace where you are competing with all the people that you are actually hosting. We’re looking at how data is being used in that respect.”
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