According to Reuters, the ‘Digital News Publishers Association’ is the complainant in this case. It is an association of digital branches of some of the largest media companies in the country. It said that Google denied its members fair advertising revenue. The CCI order said that the vital role played by the news media in a well functioning democracy cannot be underestimated. It seems that Google is using its dominant position in the market.
News organizations that have been losing their advertising revenue to online aggregators like Google have complained that over the years, tech companies have been using their stories and other features in search results without paying for them. The CCI order also mentions new rules in Australia and France that have led to billions of dollars in licensing deals between Google and news organizations around the world.