Russian court fined Google 363 million

A Moscow court fined Google 21 billion rubles (363 million euros)” for not removing content denouncing the offensive in Ukraine “, notes the AFP.

Roskomnadzor, the Russian telecoms policeman, clarified in a statement that YouTube did not, in particular, “ limited access to a certain number of documents including prohibited content within the prescribed period » :

false information about the conduct of a special military operation in Ukraine, discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation; material promoting extremism and terrorism; materials promoting an indifferent attitude towards the life and health of minors; appeals, including to minors, to participate in unauthorized mass actions. »

This is a conviction for recidivism, notes AFP, for which the company was fined based on its annual turnover.

Vladimir Zykov, UN “ industry expert questioned by the Ria-Novosti agency, believes that says that the “ Russian authorities can fine Google “as many fines as they want, they can’t make any money” because the American company has ceased its activities in Russia and no longer makes a profit there by the very fact of the invasion.

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