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Russia fines Facebook, Twitter for not deleting banned content material

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The Tagansky district court docket mentioned Facebook had been handed 5 fines totalling 21 million roubles.

A Russian court docket on Tuesday mentioned it had fined U.S. social media giants Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete content material that Moscow deems unlawful, a part of a wider crackdown on the web and Big Tech.

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Moscow desires overseas web companies to open full-fledged workplaces in Russia and to retailer Russians’ private knowledge on its territory. On Tuesday the federal government printed plans to impose new taxes on foreign-owned digital providers as a part of a push to assist its home tech sector.

The Tagansky district court docket mentioned Facebook had been handed 5 fines totalling 21 million roubles ($287,850). Twitter acquired two fines of a complete 5 million roubles, it mentioned.

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Popular messaging app Telegram had been fined 9 million roubles, the court docket mentioned.

Facebook, Twitter and Telegram didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.

Twitter has been the topic of a punitive slowdown since March. State communications regulator Roskomnadzor has mentioned Twitter and different social media companies haven’t deleted posts with banned materials shortly sufficient. ($1 = 72.9550 roubles)

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