That’s according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which said the five FTC commissioners decided not to pursue their findings.
FTC investigators discovered proof that Google abused its monopolistic position and used techniques that harmed competitors such as TripAdvisor.
The reason the FTC did not pursue the case was because it was going to be hard for the poor dears to prove its case. They also felt that Google was “popular”.
Google has a different angle on the findings claiming there was no need for the FTC to take action because it isn’t evil.
The European Commission (EC) doesn’t appear to be shying away from investigating Google, despite a series of high profile spinning events Google organised towards the end of last year.
The FTC discovered that Google interweaved its own products into search results, skewing objective results.