Google rejects European Union anti-trust allegations as flawed


AP

BRUSSELS – Google rejected on Thursday a complaint by Europe’s competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web searches to promote its own products.

The European Commission, the EU’s executive body, alleged in April that Google has improperly favored its shopping comparison service in its own search results, in a high-stakes case that could lead to billions of euros in fines.

Google Senior Vice President Kent Walker said in a blog post that the commission’s conclusions “are wrong as a matter of fact, law, and economics.”

Google said it submitted a rebuttal of the European Commission’s case of around 150 pages with economic, data and legal analysis to back up its position.