MOSCOW, September 20 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Tagansky District Court on Monday upheld imposition of a 1.5-million-ruble fine (over $20,000) on TikTok for failure to remove information banned by Russian legislation from the platform, the court’s spokesperson Zulfia Gurinchuk told RAPSI.

A magistrate judge fined the social network in May.

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.