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For the fail to erase content that Russia considers unlawful, it pays Facebook 6 million rubles (US$81,320) and twitter 6,5 million roubles (US$74,634).
A Russian court penalized US social media companies, Facebook and Twitter on Thursday, 22 July, for failing to delete illegal contents.
In the last few months, Russian authorities have taken steps to tighten up regulation of technical giants by imposing small fines for infractions of content, while also attempting to force international firms to build Russian offices and hold Russian personal information on its soil.
The District Court of Moscow of Tagansky has reported that Facebook has fined six million rubles (US$ 81,320) for two distinct administrative crimes relating to the deletion of prohibited information or fines by the web owner.
Moreover, the court penalized Twitter for two violations with a total of 5.5 million rubles. The courts also fined the messaging service Telegram for three violations to pay a total of 11 million rubles.
Other governments have urged social media companies to do more about the content of the police. Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, met with platform officials last week to warn that they will face fines of up to 10% of their global income unless nasty and racist content is deleted.
Since March in Russia, Twitter has undergone a penal slowdown for child pornography messages, information on drug addiction, or suicide appeals, according to Roskomnadzor, State Communications Regulator.
Twitter disputes its usage for criminal activity on its platform. It says it has a zero-tolerance policy for child sexual exploitation and forbids suicide or self-harm encouragement.
Contributed by Lendcy Mae Mojica