Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, are shown in a January, 2013. The U.S. Justice Department is readying an investigation of Google’s business practices and whether they violate competition standards, according to news reports. The search giant was fined a record $2.72 billion by European regulators in 2017 for abusing its dominance of the online search market. In the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission made an antitrust investigation of Google but closed it in 2013 without taking action. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press file photo)

Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, are shown in a January, 2013. The U.S. Justice Department is readying an investigation of Google’s business practices and whether they violate competition standards, according to news reports. The search giant was fined a record $2.72 billion by European regulators in 2017 for abusing its dominance of the online search market. In the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission made an antitrust investigation of Google but closed it in 2013 without taking action. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press file photo)

Editorial: Google, Facebook should pay for news they use

Both have made billions selling ads linked to news stories but without paying those who produce the news.

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