Google: $270 Million Fine

Google has been fined a total of $270 million USD by the competition authorities in France, over the unlawful use of contents from news publishers. The Autorité de la concurrence (Competition Authority) is the national competition regulator in the country that prevents anti-competitive practices.

The report further mentions that the country’s competition authorities discovered that Google trained its generative artificial intelligent model, Gemini (Bard), using data that was copyrighted. Google will not be contesting these findings and plans to settle the imposed fine.