Russian Court Fines Twitter 3.2 Million Rubles

A Russian court has fined Twitter 3.2 million rubles over its failure to delete what the authorities said was banned content.

April 2, 2021 | AtoZ Markets – The world judicial department of the Tagansky district of Moscow fined Twitter 3.2 million rubles ($42,011.29) for refusing to delete information calling for minors to take part in an unauthorized action, TASS is reporting.

The court found Twitter guilty under Part 2 of Art. 13.41. Administrative Code of the Russian Federation – “violation of the procedure for restricting access to information, access to which is subject to restriction in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.”

Recall that from March 10, Roskomnadzor began to slow down the speed of Twitter on the territory of the Russian Federation due to the refusal of the social network to remove content that is considered prohibited in Russia.

Roskomnadzor also announced the possibility of a complete blocking of the social network in the Russian Federation .

Twitter officials said they were “deeply concerned about the increasing number of attempts to block and restrict public communication on the Internet.”

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Later, the department reported that Twitter began to remove the prohibited content , but the rate of its removal was called “unsatisfactory.”

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