Roskomnadzor: Courts have fined Meta, Google and TikTok 111 million rubles since the beginning of 2021
Russian courts have fined companies since the beginning of 2021 Meta (formerly Facebook), Google and TikTok worth 111.6 million rubles for not deleting information prohibited in Russia. Roskomnadzor named the amount of fines for organizations to Interfax.
For refusing to delete content prohibited in the Russian Federation, Google in 2021 was fined 37.5 million rubles, Meta Platforms – 70 million rubles, and TikTok – 4.1 million rubles. The corresponding punishment was imposed on companies in accordance with Article 13.41 of the Administrative Code of Russia.
The regulator clarified that the fines were paid in full by TikTok. Meta paid eight fines totaling RUB 26 million, while Google paid three fines totaling RUB 6 million. “For failure to remove prohibited content, Facebook remains unpaid 11 fines totaling 44 million rubles, Google – 13 fines totaling 31.5 million rubles,” added Roskomnadzor.
Earlier it became known that Google and Meta are facing turnover fines for the first time in Russia for repeated failure to delete content prohibited in the Russian Federation. The size of the probable fines is up to 1/10 of the annual revenue.