France fines Google 1.1 million euros over hotel rankings practices

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PARIS (Reuters) - Google Ireland and Google France have agreed to pay a 1.1 million euros ($1.34 million) fine after a probe found that Google's hotel rankings could be misleading for consumers, France's finance ministry and fraud watchdog said on Monday.

The ministry and watchdog also said in a statement that Google has amended its hotel rankings practices since September 2019.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Matthieu Protard; editing by Jason Neely)