Facebook and Telegram fined 6 and 11 million rubles

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Moscow. July 22. INTERFAX.RU – The Magistrates 'Court of the Tagansky District of Moscow has appointed Facebook and Telegram the next large fines for companies' refusal to remove content banned in Russia.

Facebook lnc was found guilty of two administrative offenses, Telegram Messenger Inc. was found guilty of three administrative offenses. They were sentenced to fines totaling 6 million and 11 million rubles, respectively “, – the press secretary of the Tagansky court Zulfiya Gurinchuk told Interfax.

She added that the representatives of the companies did not come to court, the case was considered without them.

Since the beginning of the year, Facebook has been fined a total of 49 million rubles, Telegram – 26 million rubles.

On July 22, the companies were found guilty under Part 2 and Part 4 of Art. 13.41 of the Administrative Code (the owner of an information resource on the Internet fails to delete information if the obligation to delete it is provided for by Russian laws). The punishment for violation under Part 1 of Article 13 41 provides for a fine from 800 thousand to 4 million rubles, under the second part of this article – from 3 to 8 million rubles.

Roskomnadzor said earlier that since February 11, the service has been drawing up administrative protocols in relation to various social networks that have not removed or untimely removed calls, including to minors, to participate in unauthorized actions. Complaints against the companies are also related to the failure to delete content about suicides, drugs and child pornography, as well as to the refusal to localize the data of Russian users in Russia.

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