Looks like Google is under the microscope in yet another country.
South Korean regulators on Friday said they have opened an investigation into whether Google has run afoul of competition laws in the country, Reuters reported.
The statement followed a recent local media report claimed regulators cleared Google of anti-competition charges related to the pre-installation of its apps on Android smartphones, Reuters said.
The news comes just one day after Google was hit with a $6.7 million fine by Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service for anti-trust violations related to its Android practices.
But the company is under regulatory scrutiny elsewhere as well.
Google is currently facing three different sets of anti-trust charges from European Union competition chief Margrethe Vestager, including an April charge that the company violated anti-trust rules by mandating the pre-installation of certain apps and its search engine on Android devices.
The company is also facing scrutiny from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which opened an investigation in September into similar allegations that Google prioritizes its own products over those of the competition.
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