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An EU judge told Google it's landed on Monopoly's 'Go to Jail' square and reportedly threatened to increase its $2.6 billion antitrust fine

An EU judge told Google it's landed on Monopoly's 'Go to Jail' square and reportedly threatened to increase its $2.6 billion antitrust fine

Google is currently contesting a €2.4 billion ($2.6 billion) fine first imposed by the EU in June 2017, with the EU claiming Google had abused its dominance over other shopping comparison services.

A Wall Street Journal reporter also tweeted midday Friday that Eochaidh had raised the possibility of increasing the €2.4 billion fine, with Eochaidh reportedly calling the sum "small cash in [Google's] hands."

The tech giant is currently contesting a €2.4 billion ($2.6 billion) fine first imposed by the EU in June 2017, with the EU claiming Google had abused its dominance over other shopping comparison services.

A Wall Street Journal EU politics reporter, Valentina Pop, also tweeted midday Friday that Eochaidh had raised the possibility of increasing the €2.4 billion fine from June 2017.

To be clear, Eochaidh's "Go to Jail" claim is metaphorical: while the EU can impose fines on antitrust grounds, antitrust cases do not fall under criminal law.

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