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Facebook and Twitter continue to face fines in Russia


On September 14, a court in Moscow (Russia) fined two US technology companies Facebook and Twitter for not removing content that Moscow considered illegal.

Specifically, Facebook was fined 21 million rubles ($288,000) and Twitter was fined 5 million rubles ($69,000). According to the Russian news agency TASS, so far Facebook has been fined a total of 90 million rubles for violating the regulations on information content in Russia and Twitter has been fined 45 million rubles.

Facebook and Twitter continue to face fines in Russia

These are the latest Russian fines against large technology companies that do not comply with the laws of the host country.

In July, a Russian court fined Facebook 6 million rubles ($81,350) and messaging app Telegram 11 million rubles for not removing content banned in Russia.

Russia is tightening regulations on many technology corporations and social networks. Russia is also considering a law that will force foreign technology companies to open representative offices in the country or face fines.

Preliminarily, there are about 20 platforms that have to open branches or representative offices in Russia such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Google, Amazon.

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Facebook, Telegram fined in Russia

Facebook, Telegram fined in Russia

A Russian court fined technology company Facebook 6 million rubles (about $81,350) and messaging app Telegram 11 million rubles.

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