Twitter Fined 10 Million Rubles for Failing to Remove Banned Content
"Judicial precinct No. 422 of the magistrate court found Twitter guilty under two protocols drawn up under parts 2 and 4 of Article 13.41 of the RF Administrative Offences Code (failure by the site owner to remove information if the obligation to remove such information is provided by Russian law), and imposed a penalty of ten million rubles - three million and seven million rubles respectively,"- the press service pointed out.
It should be noted that including all the fines previously imposed on the social network, the total amount the service has to pay is 55 million roubles. As noted by the deputy head of Roskomnadzor Vadim Subbotin, Google, Facebook and Twitter failed to remove about 5.5 thousand materials with banned information. To date, they have been fined a total of more than 140 million rubles.
Earlier, a court in Moscow fined Google 14 million rubles for its refusal to remove illegal content. The company was previously ordered to pay another five million roubles in a similar lawsuit.