MOSCOW, May 27 (RAPSI) – A magistrate judge on Thursday fined TikTok 1.5 million rubles (over $20,000) for failure to remove information banned by Russian legislation from the platform, the spokesperson of Moscow’s Tagansky District Court Zulfiya Gurinchuk told RAPSI.
On Thursday, the same court also imposed a fine worth 19 million rubles ($260,000) for similar breaches.
On May 25, the court imposed fines totaling to 6 million rubles on Google LLC and 26 million rubles on Facebook for similar violations.
Earlier, fines were issued against Telegram, TikTok and Odnoklassniki.
Previously, Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor reminded that after the notification, the platforms failed to block the prohibited information within 24 hours and could face fines ranging from 800,000 to 4 million rubles (10,500 – 55,000). In case of the repeated violation the social network would face an increased fine, according to Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor.