Posted 28 июня 2021,, 17:43

Published 28 июня 2021,, 17:43

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Telegram, Twitter, Facebook and Google face fines of up to 44 million rubles

Telegram, Twitter, Facebook and Google face fines of up to 44 million rubles

28 июня 2021, 17:43
Nine new protocols of administrative offense against Telegram, Twitter, Google and Facebook, which did not delete messages with prohibited content, were submitted to the Magistrates' Court in Moscow.

"In the court district 422 of the Tagansky district of Moscow, three administrative protocols were registered in relation to Google and Telegram, as well as two materials each in relation to Facebook and Twitter", - Interfax quoted the court's message.

It is specified that the protocols were drawn up under the article on the owner of an information resource on the Internet not deleting information, if the obligation to delete it is provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

The punishment for this violation is envisaged in the form of a fine ranging from 800 thousand to 4 million rubles, and under the second part of this article - from 3 to 8 million rubles. So, Telegram faces a fine of up to 16 million rubles, Google - up to 12 million rubles, and Twitter and Facebook - up to 8 million rubles each. At present, no meetings have been scheduled to consider the received protocols.

Recall that at the beginning of the month, a Moscow court fined Facеbook 10 million rubles, and Telegram - 10 million rubles for untimely removal of prohibited content. Before that, Facebook was fined 26 million rubles for similar violations, and Telegram received a fine of five million.

Social networks began to be fined after they ignored Roskomnadzor's demand to remove banned posts calling on minors to participate in opposition rallies in January. Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki and YouTube were also fined for failing to remove calls for teenagers to participate in rallies. Google Roskomnadzor threatened to slow down traffic if the sites of terrorist and extremist organizations, sites with pornography involving minors, and drug stores are not removed.