Google has challenged the decision of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), which recognized the company as a violator of the law due to opaque blocking rules on YouTube video hosting. This on Thursday, May 5, is evidenced by the data in the file of cases of the Moscow Arbitration Court.
It is noted that the company’s application to challenge the guilt of violating the antimonopoly law was submitted to the court on April 29. The case has not yet been accepted for production.
On April 9, Google blocked the Duma TV YouTube channel. Commenting on this decision, Andrei Klishas, head of the Federation Council committee on constitutional legislation and state building, said that video hosting may be illegal in Russia.
On April 7, Roskomnadzor decided to introduce coercive measures against Google for non-compliance with Russian law. Previously, video hosting blocked the accounts or content of the news agencies Russia Today, Russia 24, Sputnik, Zvezda, RBC, NTV, and others.
On February 10, the FAS Russia revealed violations of the antimonopoly law in the actions of Google. The service found that the rules related to the formation, suspension, blocking of accounts and the circulation of user content on YouTube are opaque, biased and unpredictable.
This leads to sudden blocking and deletion of user accounts without warning and justification for actions, the FAS explained.