Google has 90 days to amend the way shopping results factor into its search engine, or risk seeing its $2.73 billion penalty get significantly larger.
Earlier this month, reports began to circulate that Google was likely to be hit with a hefty fine following a major investigation into alleged anticompetitive practices conducted by the European Commission.
Now, the organization has confirmed that the search giant will be forced to pay $2.73 billion in sanctions.
The Commission’s investigation into Google’s activities emerged in October 2016.
The issue revolves around its practice of serving up web results that prioritize products sold via its shopping service, which is being interpreted as an unfair advantage over other retailers offering the same items.
A press release issued Tuesday by the European Commission lays out the charges being leveled against Google in no uncertain terms.