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Russia fines Google 3 million rubles for not removing banned content

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google LLC is seen at their office in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly / File Photo

November 29, 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Moscow court fined Alphabet Inc’s Google. 3 million rubles ($400,386) on Monday for not removing content it deemed illegal, part of a broader dispute between Russia and the American tech giant.

In October, Russia threatened to fine Google one percent of Russia’s annual revenue for repeatedly failing to remove banned content on its search engine and YouTube, in Moscow’s most drastic move yet. foreign technology companies.

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

Russia has introduced a number of small fines against US technology companies this year. State media regulator Roskomnadzor has slowed Twitter since March and told Reuters it will not lift restrictions on mobile devices until all illegal content is removed. erase.

(1 dollar = 74.2830 rubles)

(Reporting by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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