France fined the American multinational Google 500 million euros

The American multinational Google is to pay a fine in France in the amount of 500 million euros for aggregating news headlines from the media and fragments of their publications in the Google News service. According to a statement made by the anti-monopoly regulator on Tuesday, July 13, in Paris, Google did not go to "in good faith" to negotiate individual licensing agreements with media companies.

As noted by the head of the anti-monopoly department Isabelle de Silva, this is the largest fine ever imposed by the French anti-monopoly authority. In turn, Google expressed "great disappointment" in connection with the punishment.