A court in Russia fined Facebook, Twitter and Telegram for failing to download illegal content on their platforms. The highest fine was received by Telegram, namely 11 million rubles (more than three million crowns). Facebook is to pay six million rubles (almost two million crowns) and Twitter 5.5 million rubles. Reuters reported today.
In recent months, Moscow has been taking steps to regulate and limit the power of social media and large technology companies. It imposes fines for illegal content and at the same time tries to force foreign technology companies to open their offices in Russia and store personal data about citizens of the Russian Federation on Russian territory.
The American companies Facebook and Twitter operate Internet social networks of the same name. Telegram is a communication application founded by Russian programmers and entrepreneurs Pavel and Nikolaj Durov.
The Russian authorities have been slowing down the speed of Twitter since October, explaining that it is not responding sufficiently to calls to remove harmful content. In Russia, this means, for example, materials that are evaluated as the promotion of narcotics or suicide or as encouraging juveniles to take part in unauthorized demonstrations.
Source: E15.cz by www.e15.cz.
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