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Russia fines Facebook and Twitter for not deleting banned content

Date: 16 September 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • A Russian court has fined U.S. social media giants Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete content that Moscow deems illegal.
  • Moscow wants foreign internet firms to open full-fledged offices in Russia and to store Russians’ personal data on its territory.
  • The government published plans to impose new taxes on foreign-owned digital services as part of a push to support its domestic tech sector.
  • Facebook has been handed five fines totalling 21 million roubles ($287,850). Twitter received two fines of a total 5 million roubles. Popular messaging app Telegram had been fined 9 million roubles.