Russian court orders enforcement officials to impose unpaid Facebook fines

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October 7, 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Moscow court on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 26 million rubles ($361,400) from state court officials for not removing content that Russia considers illegal. was ordered to force.

The court said in a statement that the Tagansky District Court in Moscow has issued orders for more than eight fines that Facebook has not paid.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

State communications regulator Roscomnadzor has filed 20 proceedings against Facebook this year, fines totaling about 70 million rubles.

Russia has said that Facebook has not paid the fine, highlighting the challenges it faces in cracking down on foreign tech giants.

Roskomnadzor is currently trying to impose a huge fine on Facebook. This represents 5-10% of the company’s annual sales in Russia due to repeated violations of the law.

($ 1 = 71.9420 rubles)

(Reporting by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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