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Canadian govt. probes Google for anti-competitive acts.

Washington, Dec. 16 ( ANI ): The Canadian government is reportedly investigating Google for being engaged in anti-competitive and anti-trust acts.

The Canadian Competition Bureau has announced that it would be investigating the search giant in May, however, court documents pointed that Google controlled at least one market related to search and advertising.

According to The Verge, the documents have also indicated that the search giant might have been involved in manipulating search results to favour its own products or preventing data export from the company's AdWords platform.

If the allegations are proven to be anti-competitive, it would be a breach of Canadian anti-trust laws and bring in dire consequences for the company.

The report said that earlier this year, Google reached a settlement over similar claims by the US's Federal Trade Commission, which resulted in minor shifts in company practices, which do not seem satisfactory to the Canadian government. ( ANI )

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