RUSSIAN COURT SLAPS GOOGLE, META WITH MASSIVE FINES
Techlife News|08, January 2022
A Moscow court slapped Google with a nearly $100 million fine and also fined Facebook’s parent company Meta $27 million over their failure to delete content banned by local law, as Russia seeks to step up pressure on technology giants.
The Tagansky District Court ruled that Google repeatedly neglected to remove the banned content, and ordered the company to pay an administrative fine of about 7.2 billion rubles (about $98.4 million).

Google said it would study the court documents before deciding on its next steps.

The court also slapped a fine of nearly 2 billion rubles ($27.2 million) on Meta for failure to remove banned content.

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