Moscow Court Fines Google Almost $82,000 for Refusal to Remove Prohibited Content

On Tuesday, the court of Moscow’s Tagansky District to consider eight offense reports against Facebook

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Originally appeared at: TASS

The justice of the peace court of Moscow’s Tagansky District fined Google 2 mln rubles ($27,270) for the refusal to remove information prohibited by Russian laws, the Court’s press service told TASS.

"Google LLC was found guilty of an administrative offense stipulated by Part 2, Article 13.41 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offenses, by the ruling of the justice of the peace of the judicial section No. 422 of Moscow’s Tagansky District. It was assessed an administrative fine worth 2 mln rubles," the court said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the court already fined Google 4 mln rubles ($54,500) in two administrative cases.

"By the decision of the magistrate court of the judicial district No 422 of the Tagansky district of Moscow, Google LLC was found guilty of an administrative offense under Part 2 of Art. 13.41 of the Administrative Offenses Code of the Russian Federation. It was sentenced to an administrative fine of 2 mln rubles ($27,264). The company was also found guilty of committing one more administrative offense under the same article, for which it was assigned another fine in the amount of 2 mln rubles," the court said.

The protocols were drawn up under Part 2 of Art. 13.41, of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (the owner of an information resource on the Internet that does not delete information or a webpage in the event when Russian law envisages such an obligation). The punishment for this offense stipulates a fine from 800,000 to 4 mln rubles ($10,908-54.538).

Eight more administrative offense reports regarding Facebook are expected to be considered on Tuesday.

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