In its SEC filing, Google admitted that its business practices are currently being investigated by Argentina’s Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia and the Korean Fair Trade Commission. The Argentinian newspaper El Cronista reported that the country’s regulator was looking into whether Google was accepting payments for manipulating search rankings. The Korean probe is believed to concern Google search as well, as regulators seek to determine if Google unfairly blocked competitors in the mobile search market.
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