Telegram and Facebook received new penalties for prohibited content

A court in Moscow fined Telegram messenger another 10 million rubles for failure to remove prohibited content, and Facebook – 17 million. It is not known what kind of posts are in question, but in recent weeks and months, such decisions regarding social networks have been made for publications where people were agitated to go to uncoordinated protests.

The magistrate of the judicial district No. 422 of the Tagansky district of Moscow fined Telegram another 10 million rubles for not deleting prohibited content – part 2 of article 13.41 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation, the press secretary of the court Zulfiya Gurinchuk told reporters on Thursday.

She did not specify what kind of posts were in question, but recently, such decisions regarding social networks have been made for publications where people were agitated to go to uncoordinated protests.

In relation to Telegram, the court considered four protocols, for two of them fines of 2 million rubles were imposed, for the other two – another 3 million. The maximum messenger could receive a fine of 16 million rubles.

In addition, the court fined Facebook 17 million rubles for four episodes related to its refusal to delete prohibited information.