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Thomas Hopner (Thomas Hoppner), an industry lawyer, said the comprehensive empirical study showed that Google was still undermining competition.
The study was conducted three years after Google agreed to adjust its Google shopping. In june2017, the EU announced a fine of 2.42 billion euros (about $2.7 billion) for Google shopping. The reason is that Google favors its own services, Google shopping, and "downgrades the services of competitors.".
Google has appealed the decision to the general court, the intermediate court of the European Union, and the outcome of the appeal is expected to be released by the end of this year. At the same time, Google also submitted to the European Commission plans to adjust Google shopping services to meet the EU's anti-monopoly law.
But mr hopner says google's main search results, a key source of traffic, have so far been unaffected by these changes. He claims that the remedies taken by Google, led by Sandal Pichai (Sundar Pichai)," have not improved competition at all ".
In addition to the Google shopping service, Google's other two services, Google Android and Google Adsense advertising services, have also been fined by EU antitrust, and Google has filed appeals.