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.