Bloomberg reports that the search giant’s business practices are under investigation in South Korea as well as in Argentina as per company’s regulatory filing. The Korean investigation is ongoing although the Argentina investigation is an add-on and the country’s anti-trust organisation is assessing issues around the use of paid-for ads on the search engine.
“The Argentinian Competition Commission notified us that they are conducting a preliminary inquiry into our search and search advertising services, and we are of course happy to answer their questions,” a spokesman told Bloomberg.
Back in 2011, rumors outspread that organisation was closely monitoring Google’s search ad system, which allows businesses to take out paid-for ads that appear at the top of its search results. However, the exact nature of the enquiry is unconfirmed. On Korean investigation, Google officials revealed that the investigation started last year but had not provide further information.