Moscow court fines Facebook, Telegram for over $375K in total
Russian watchdog accuses social media platform and messaging app of refusing to delete banned content
A Moscow court fined on Thursday social media platform Facebook for 17 million rubles (more than $236,500) and messaging app Telegram for 10 million rubles (over $139,000).
At a hearing in Moscow, the Tagansky city court granted Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor for fining Facebook and Telegram, ruling that the companies did not comply with the legislation to delete content, banned in Russia.
Roskomnadzor had previously filed lawsuits against social media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter on similar grounds.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.