Russia: Court fines Google six million rubles for failing to act as regime censor

Source: Yahoo! News

“A Russian court on Tuesday said it had handed U.S. technology giant Google three separate fines totalling 6 million roubles ($81,810) over a failure to delete content that Moscow deems illegal. The fines come amid a wider spat between Moscow and Google. Russia’s communications watchdog on Monday warned that Moscow could eventually slow down the company’s traffic in the country if it failed to delete prohibited content. Russia has already placed a punitive slowdown on U.S. social network Twitter for not deleting banned content, part of a push by Moscow to rein in Western tech giants and beef up what it calls its internet ‘sovereignty.'” (05/25/21)