Google Fined by Russia — Once more — for Failing to Take away Banned Content material

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A Moscow courtroom on Thursday once more fined Google for failing to take away banned content material as overseas tech giants face mounting strain in Russia.

In current months, Russia has been taking authorized motion towards overseas tech firms for not deleting content material banned by the authorities, together with pornographic materials or posts deemed extremist or condoning medicine or suicide.

On Thursday, the Tagansky district courtroom slapped Google with three fines totalling RUB 6 million (roughly Rs. 60 lakhs) for the violation, in response to the official Telegram channel of Moscow courts.

Earlier this week, the US firm was hit with 5 different fines totalling RUB 14 million (roughly Rs. 1.4 crores) over the identical expenses.

Final month Google was fined RUB 3 million (roughly Rs. 30 lakhs) for breaching information storage legal guidelines.

In line with the RIA Novosti information company, Google has thus far been fined RUB 32.5 million (roughly Rs. 3.2 crores) in Russia.

It was the primary time the corporate was penalised underneath the controversial legislation that requires the private information of Russian customers to be saved on servers inside Russia.

Moscow has just lately ramped up strain on overseas tech firms, particularly social networks, after accusing them early this yr of not eradicating posts calling for minors to hitch protests in help of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

Fb has been handed fines for failing to take away unlawful content material, whereas Twitter has had its service speeds in Russia throttled.

In recent times, the Russian authorities has additionally been tightening management over the Web underneath the pretext of combating extremism and defending minors.

However authorities critics have denounced official oversight of the net as a way to stifle debate and silence dissent.


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