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Google gets $1.7B antitrust fine from EU, its third in 2 years

In this image, the white Google logo is seen at the bottom of three large glass windows on the side of a building.
Google offices in London. Photo: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Google was hit Wednesday with a $1.7 billion fine from the European Union for stifling online advertising competition, per CNBC.

The big picture: Last year, the EU hammered Google with a record $5 billion fine for using its Android mobile operating system to beat rivals. In 2017, Google was served a $2.7 billion EU fine for steering customers to its Google Shopping platform.