Facebook, Telegram and Twitter may be fined from 12 million to 28 million rubles
Five new protocols against Facebook, as well as two protocols each against Twitter and Telegram on administrative offenses related to the refusal to remove content banned in Russia, were submitted to the Moscow Magistrates' Court. They will be considered in mid-September.
“Since mid-August, the court has received five new protocols against Facebook, as well as two protocols each against Twitter and Telegram. The court hearings on them will be held on September 14, “the court said (quoted by Interfax).
Companies are charged with offenses under Part 2 and Part 4 of Art. 13.41 of the Administrative Code (“Failure to delete information by the owner of an information resource on the Internet, if the obligation to delete it is provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation”). From the materials of the court it follows that Twitter and Telegram face fines of up to 12 million rubles, Facebook – up to 28 million rubles.
At the end of August, the Tagansky District Court of Moscow fined the WhatsApp messenger 4 million rubles. for refusing to localize the databases of Russian users. Social networks Facebook and Twitter received repeated fines in the amount of 15 million and 17 million rubles. respectively. Then Roskomnadzor indicated that companies are required to ensure the recording, systematization, storage and retrieval of personal data of Russians using databases on the territory of the country.
Read more about the fines of foreign IT companies in Russia in the material “Kommersant FM” “Google and Twitter are collecting fines.”