au: Google’s ‘top spot for sale’

Google has been selling off the top rankings on its search engine results to commercial partners, rather than sorting them by relevance as it claims to, a Sydney court has heard.The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) is taking world-first legal action in the Federal Court against Google Inc over allegedly deceptive conduct related to sponsored links on its websites.The ACCC has brought a two-pronged case against Trading Post and Google – including subsidiaries Google Australia and Google Ireland – for potentially misleading consumers.,23599,22393393-2,00.html

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