A court in Moscow ordered the American Internet concern Google to pay 3 million rubles for refusing to remove content that the Russian authorities consider illegal. This was announced on Monday, November 29, by the press service of the Tagansky District Court.
In total for the year, the company was fined more than 40 million rubles. As stated in October in the concern itself, the service paid the Russian Federation more than 32 million rubles. Google has not yet commented on the new requirements of the Russian authorities.
In October, Roskomnadzor threatened the company with a 10% fine of annual turnover for repeatedly refusing to remove content from Google search and from the YouTube platform. Earlier, the Russian regulator accused Google that the service did not remove or remove untimely calls for minors to participate in unauthorized protests.
Russia has also imposed fines on other tech companies this year, including Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Telegram, and WhatsApp. The total amount of claims made against them already totals tens of millions of rubles. Roskomnadzor slowed down Twitter in March, saying it would not lift restrictions until prohibited content was removed.