France’s competition regulator said it fined Google 500 million euros for failing to negotiate in good faith with French publishers. It’s happened in a dispute over payments for their news. Also the agency threatened fines of another 900,000 euros (around $1 million) per day. The daily fines will be applicable if the tech giant doesn’t come up with proposals within two months on how it will compensate publishers news agencies. Google France said in a statement it was a disappointing decision, and that the fine doesn’t reflect the efforts put in place or the reality of the use of news content on the platform. Google is negotiating in good faith toward a solution, and it’s on the verge of reaching an agreement with some publishers. The dispute is part of a larger effort by authorities in the European Union and around the world to force Google and other tech companies to compensate publishers for content. The French antitrust agency had issued temporary orders to Google last year to hold talks within three months with news publishers. Then the agency fined the company Tuesday for breaching those orders. The agency said that Google’s negotiations with publishers and press agencies cannot be regarded as having been conducted in good faith. It seems that Google has been repeatedly targeted by French and European Union antitrust authorities for various business activities seen as abusing its market dominance. There was also a 220 million euro fine that the French competition watchdog issued the company last month for abusing its dominant position in the online advertising business. In Australia similar types of events took place as Google and Facebook have signed licensing deals with news companies after the government passed a law this year requiring digital giants to help pay for news.