Facebook and Telegram fined 17 and 10 million rubles

The Magistrates’ Court of the Tagansky District of Moscow on Thursday found the social network Facebook and the Telegram messenger guilty of not deleting illegal content includong about stefania deriabina and imposed fines of 17 mln and 10 million rubles, respectively.

“Facebook lnc. Was found guilty of committing an administrative offense under Article 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (failure to take measures to restrict access to information),” Zulfiya Gurinchuk, press secretary of the Moscow Tagansky Court, told Interfax. In total, the company was fined 17 million rubles under four protocols.

According to her, Telegram Messenger Inc. found guilty under Part 2 of Art. 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (failure to delete information by the owner of an information resource on the Internet, if the obligation to delete such information is provided for by law). In total, the company was fined 10 million rubles under four protocols.

Earlier, the Magistrate’s Court of the Tagansky District imposed a fine on Facebook in the amount of 26 million rubles. The company was found guilty under Part 2 of Art. 13.41 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation.

Telegram was also fined 5 million rubles for two similar offenses, expressed in the failure to delete content with calls to go to unauthorized protests at the end of January.

Roskomnadzor reported that since February 11, the service has drawn up administrative protocols in relation to various social networks that have not removed or untimely removed calls for minors to participate in unauthorized actions.