France fines Google $1.34million over hotel rankings

The Google logo is seen at the “Station F” start up campus in Paris, France.

Google Ireland and Google France have agreed to pay a 1.1 million euros (an equivalent of $1.34 million) fine after a probe found that Google’s hotel rankings could be misleading for consumers, France’s finance ministry and fraud watchdog said on Monday.

The ministry and watchdog also said in a statement that Google has amended its hotel rankings practices since September 2019.

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