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Russia Fines Facebook and Google over $100 million

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For failing to remove materials that incite religious hatred and promote views of “extremist and terrorist organisations”, among other violations as the Russian statement said, Google has been fined $100 million while with $25 million slapped at the face of Facebook.

According to report;

“For the first time, a Russian court has imposed fines that make up a share of the annual revenue of these companies in Russia,” Russia’s state communications regulator Roskomnadzor said in a statement.

The regulator said that Google and Meta had “ignored multiple demands” to remove materials that incite religious hatred and promote views of “extremist and terrorist organisations”, among other violations.

It appears the fines went to all the major social media networks in the world as Twitter was not left out. Twitter also received its fair share of the fine but it seems it is nothing compared to the hefty fines that were slashed on Googe and Facebook. Its fine was in the range of $40,000.

Google when reached to denied any wrongdoing hence had this to say; “We’ll study the court documents and then decide on next steps,”

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