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Google was fined €500 million ($593 million) in France after the search giant failed to follow an order to thrash out a fair deal with publishers to use their news content on its platform.

The Alphabet Inc. unit ignored a 2020 decision to negotiate in good faith for displaying snippets of articles on its Google News service, the Autorite de la concurrence said Tuesday. The fine is the second-biggest antitrust penalty in France for a single company.

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