The Tagansky Court of Moscow recognized three fines totaling RUB 6 million against Google for failure to remove prohibited content. This was announced on Friday, November 26, by the press secretary of the court Zulfiya Gurinchuk.
“The Tagansky court left unchanged administrative fines of 6 million rubles against Google LLC,” she said.
Earlier, on November 23, the Moscow Magistrates’ Court reported that the social network Twitter, as well as Meta (Facebook) and the Google search engine face multimillion-dollar fines in Russia for not removing the content banned in the country. So, Twitter can face a 12 million rubles fine, Google – 16 million rubles, and Meta – 20 million rubles.
On November 8, a Moscow court fined Google RUB 2 million for refusing to remove prohibited content. On October 26, a magistrate court filed another administrative offense record over Google’s refusal to remove prohibited content.
The Magistrate’s Court of the Tagansky District of the capital on September 29 fined Google in Russia a total of 6.5 million rubles for two episodes related to the refusal to delete prohibited information. Consideration under another protocol under Part 2 of Art. 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation was then postponed to November 8, so that a company representative could familiarize himself with the case materials.
On August 26, Roskomnadzor reported that in 2021 Google received fines in Russia totaling 32.5 million rubles, of which only 3.5 million were paid. the amount of 26 million rubles) and a fine for refusing to localize the personal data of citizens of the Russian Federation on the territory of the country (in the amount of 3 million rubles).
On February 1, a law came into force in Russia, according to which social networks must themselves identify and block prohibited content. If they cannot independently assess the illegality of the content, the administration of the social network must send the data to Roskomnadzor within 24 hours.