Twitter fined $259,000 in Russia for failing to delete an illegal content

28th May 2021

28th May 2021

A Russian court, on Thursday,  fined the social media giant Twitter totalling 19 million roubles ($259,000) for failing to delete an illegal content.

The Russian communicator regulations Roskomnadzor earlier halted the slowdown process when Twitter agreed to delete 90 percent of illegal content that included information related to suicides, drugs, and child pornography. 

However, its delay in acting on such content has resulted in a heated row between Russian authorities and Moscow's Tagansky District Court issued Twitter with fines for six different administrative offenses, totaling 19 million roubles.

Earlier also, Twitter was ordered to pay three fines adding up to 8.9 million rubles for not taking down calls encouraging minors to participate in unauthorized rallies. The government had also threatened that Twitter would face an outright ban if they do not comply with Russian law.

Roskomnadzor, earlier on Thursday, said it has also warned Google, TikTok, and Facebook for slowing down their speed, as it has done with Twitter if they do not mend their ways.


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