You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Russia fines Google 3 million roubles for not deleting banned content

Reuters logo Reuters 2021-11-29
FILE PHOTO: The logo for Google LLC is seen at their offices in Manhattan, New York City © Reuters/ANDREW KELLY FILE PHOTO: The logo for Google LLC is seen at their offices in Manhattan, New York City

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court fined Alphabet Inc.'s Google 3 million roubles ($40,400) on Monday for not deleting content that it deemed illegal, part of a wider dispute between Russia and the U.S. tech giant.

Russia in October threatened to fine Google a percentage of its annual Russian turnover for repeatedly failing to delete banned content on its search engine and YouTube, in Moscow's strongest move yet to rein in foreign tech firms.

Google, which last month said it had paid more than 32 million roubles in fines, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Russia has issued several small fines to U.S. tech companies this year. State communications regulator Roskomnadzor has slowed down the speed of Twitter since March and has told Reuters it will not lift the restrictions on mobile devices until all illegal content is removed. (This story corrects dollar conversion in first paragraph)

(Reporting by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

AdChoices
AdChoices

View the full site

Loading...

XD Load Error

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon