A 3D printed Facebook's caller rebrand logo Meta is seen successful beforehand of the displayed Google logo successful this illustration taken connected Nov. 2, 2021. (Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters)
MOSCOW—Russia’s authorities communications regulator Roskomnadzor has filed cases against U.S. tech firms Google and Meta that could spot fines imposed connected their yearly turnover successful Russia, a Moscow tribunal said connected Friday.
Roskomnadzor successful October threatened some Alphabet’s Google and Meta’s Facebook with fines based connected a percent of their yearly turnover for a repeated nonaccomplishment to delete contented that Moscow deems illegal.
Russian instrumentality allows for companies to beryllium fined betwixt 5 percent and 10 percent of yearly turnover for repeated violations.
Moscow’s Tagansky District Court said tribunal dates for some companies—neither of which instantly responded to a petition for comment—were acceptable for Dec. 24.
Russia has accrued unit connected overseas tech companies arsenic it seeks to asseverate greater power implicit the Internet, slowing down Twitter since March and routinely fining others for contented violations.
Google has paid much than 32 cardinal roubles successful fines this year. Google, Twitter, and Meta person importantly reduced the fig of posts prohibited by Moscow connected their platforms.
Russia past period demanded that 13 overseas and mostly U.S. exertion companies beryllium officially represented connected Russian ungraded by the extremity of 2021 oregon look imaginable restrictions oregon outright bans.