Russia Fines Social Media Giants For Not Deleting Banned Content | Voice Of America – English

A Russian courtroom has fined Fb, Twitter and Telegram, saying the businesses didn't delete content material that Russian web regulator Roskomnadzor stated violates Russian regulation. 
 
Fb was fined about $288,000, whereas Twitter was fined about $69,000 and Telegram was hit with $124,00 in fines, in response to the Justice of the Peace courtroom in Moscow's Taganskiy district. 
 
Not one of the firms has commented on the problem. 
 
The newest fines come as Russia has levied related fines on Google, WhatsApp and TikTok in current months.  
 
In March, the Kremlin slowed down Twitter within the nation for failing to take away content material. 
 
The fines have been over content material, in addition to for the businesses’ refusal to retailer private knowledge on Russian customers in Russia.  
 
Russia can also be making an attempt to compel these firms to open official places of work in Russia. 
 
Kremlin critics say the strikes are an effort by the nation’s ruling United Social gathering to stifle dissent within the run-up to September 19 parliamentary elections. 
 
Some info on this report got here from Reuters. 
 

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