Google was fined 4 million rubles. for not removing prohibited content

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Moscow. May 25. INTERFAX.RU – The Magistrates' Court of the Tagansky District of Moscow on Tuesday considered two of the three protocols on the commission of offenses by Facebook and Google, fining Google 4 million rubles for not removing prohibited content.

“By the ruling of the magistrate of the court plot No. 422 of the Tagansky district of Moscow, Google LLC was found guilty of committing two administrative offenses. The organization was sentenced to a fine of 2 million rubles for each offense,” Zulfiya Gurinchuk, press secretary of the Tagansky court, told Interfax.

The court is expected on Tuesday to consider another protocol against Google, as well as eight protocols against Facebook, which faces fines totaling up to 32 million rubles.

On the eve it became known that Roskomnadzor submitted to the court another protocol against Google for insufficient filtering of search results from content prohibited in the Russian Federation, according to which the search engine could be fined up to 5 million rubles.

In April, the American Google LLC filed a lawsuit against Roskomnadzor with the Moscow Arbitration Court, challenging the agency's demand to remove 12 links to illegal content.

With regard to Facebook and Google, protocols have been drawn up under Part 2 of Article 13.41 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation (the owner of an information resource on the Internet fails to delete information or a website if the obligation to delete such information is provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation). The punishment for such an offense provides for a fine of 800 thousand to 4 million rubles.

In early March, a magistrate court in Moscow fined 4 million rubles for its failure to delete prohibited information on its Odnoklassniki social network. Fines for 8.9 million rubles were imposed on Twitter social networks, 5 million rubles for the Telegram messenger, and 2.5 million rubles for TikTok.

As previously reported in Roskomnadzor, since February 11, the service has drawn up administrative protocols in relation to various social networks, which have not removed or untimely removed calls for minors to participate in unauthorized actions.

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