A Russian court sitting in Moscow today 14/09/2021 imposed fines on US based social media giants Facebook and Twitter for not deleting banned content.
The fine to 21 million rubles ($288,000) for Facebook and five million rubles ($69,000) for Twitter According to information coming from Russian TASS news agency .
Russia regularly takes legal action against internet platforms for not removing content it labels illegal, such as pornographic material or posts condoning drugs and suicide.
Facebook has so far been fined 90 million rubles in Russia and Twitter 45 million, the state-run TASS news agency reported.
Judicial authorities have also fined Google citing the same offences and also for failing to store the data of Russian users on domestic services.
Facebook has so far been fined 90 million rubles ($1.24 million) in Russia and Twitter 45 million ($620,000), according to the report.
The judicial authorities have also fined Google citing the same offences and for failing to store the data of Russian users on domestic services.
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Nearly all Kremlin critics — including allies of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny — have been barred from running in parliamentary elections on 17-19 September.
Russia’s foreign ministry said last week it had summoned the US ambassador in Moscow over US tech giants’ “interference” in the polls.
Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor has blocked dozens of websites linked to Navalny, including a site that instructs Russians how to vote out politicians of the ruling United Russia party.
In January, Russia demanded that social networks take down posts calling on Russians to join protests in support of Alexei Navalny