Google Loses Appeal of $2.8 Billion EU Antitrust Fine

A European Union court largely upheld a $2.8 billion antitrust decision against Google, adding new momentum to the bloc’s assault on big tech companies.

The EU’s General Court in Luxembourg on Wednesday gave its endorsement to a 2017 antitrust finding by EU competition regulators that the Alphabet Inc. search engine had broken antitrust laws by directing users toward its own comparison-shopping ads at the expense of rival services.