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Russia files cases against Google, Meta for fines on annual turnover

Russia files cases against Google, Meta for fines on annual turnover

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According to Moscow court, Russia’s federal communications regulator Roskomnadzor has filed a case against Google and Meta, which might result in fines based on their annual turnover in Russia.

For failing to erase content that Moscow deems unlawful, Roskomnadzor warned both Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Meta’s Facebook (FB.O) with fines based on a percentage of their annual sales in October.

For repeated violations, Russian law allows for companies to be fined between 5% and 10% of their yearly revenue.

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Moscow’s Tagansky District Court said court dates for both companies were set for 24 Dec but neither of which immediately responded to a request for comment.

Russia has increased pressure on foreign tech companies as part of its effort to establish greater control over the Internet, slowing down Twitter (TWTR.N) since March and fining others for content violations on a regular basis.

Google has paid fines of over 32 million roubles this year. Google, Twitter, and Meta have significantly reduced the number of posts on their platforms that are blocked by Moscow.

 


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