Russia fines Meta $ 27 million for banned content

A Moscow court imposed a hefty $ 27 million fine on Meta (formerly Facebook) for failing to remove content that Moscow considers illegal. in one moment Russian authorities step up pressure on foreign tech giants.

Service media of the court reported on the Telegram app that the company had been fined 1.9 billion rubles.

On the other hand, a Russian court fined Alphabet 7.2 billion rubles ($ 98 million) for failing to remove banned content, the largest such fine in the country.

Russia has lobbied Google and other foreign internet companies to comply with its increasingly stringent laws on prohibited content and data location. Until the final verdict, the fines were generally less than $ 1 million.

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