Twitter, TikTok and Google are fined more than 20 million rubles

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These companies were fined for refusing to remove banned content.

Tagansky Court in Moscow fined Twitter, TikTok and Google a total of more than 20 million rubles for refusing to remove banned content.

Twitter was found guilty of six administrative protocols for failing to remove publications calling for participation in unsanctioned rallies. The social network was fined 19 million rubles. TikTok was also found guilty of refusing to remove content calling for participation in unauthorized rallies. It was fined 1.5 million rubles. Google was fined 3.5 million rubles for not sufficiently filtering prohibited content in its search results.

Earlier Roskomnadzor demanded from Google to remove all banned content in Russia, threatening to slow down the search engine.

In April and May, Russian courts fined messenger Telegram, social network VKontakte, and TikTok millions of rubles for refusing to remove publications about rallies in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.