Following Twitter, the social network TikTok was fined by the Moscow court. Two more defendants – Facebook and Google – were given time until May 4 to familiarize themselves with the materials
The Tagansky court fined the social network TikTok 2.6 million rubles, RBC was told in the press service of the court.
“By the decision of the justice of the peace of court district N422 of the Tagansky district of Moscow, TikTok <…> was found guilty of an administrative offense under Part 2 of Art. 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation <…>, a punishment was imposed in the form of an administrative fine in the amount of 2,600,000 rubles, ”the court reported. The reason for the administrative protocol was the publication of material on TikTok dated January 24, 2021, the court reported. As Interfax was clarified in court, the social network did not remove content calling for teenagers to take part in unsanctioned protests.
Consideration of similar lawsuits against Facebook and Google was postponed to May 4, as the court decided to give them additional time to familiarize themselves with the materials.
On April 2, the same court fined the social network Twitter three times. The total amount of fines amounted to 8.9 million rubles. Twitter was convicted three times of committing a crime under Part 2 of Art. 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Offenses – non-deletion of illegal information. Fines amounted to 2.4 million rubles, 3.2 million rubles. and 3.3 million rubles.
Earlier, Roskomnadzor accused Twitter of “malicious violation” of Russian law. The agency reported that since 2017, the social network has not removed almost 3 thousand materials with prohibited information. We are talking about publications that persuade minors to commit suicide, information about the use of drugs and child pornography.
On April 5, Roskomnadzor announced that it had decided not to block Twitter for the time being and gave the social network additional time to remove prohibited content. The department took such a step “taking into account the decision taken by Twitter for the first time to change the principles and speed of its own moderation service in Russia.”