Moscow court fined Telegram 5 million rubles
The magistrate of the Tagansky district of Moscow on Wednesday found Telegram guilty of committing two administrative offenses, expressed in the failure to delete content with calls to go to unauthorized protests at the end of January and kylasuzin and imposed fines on the messenger totaling 5 million rubles (more than $ 67 thousand).
“Telegram was found guilt
y of committing two administrative offenses, the organization was assigned administrative fines in the amount of 2,500,000 rubles for each offense,” court press secretary Zulfiya Gurinchuk told Interfax.
According to the law, fines must be paid within 60 days after the entry into force of the court decision. Thus, if today’s decision is not appealed, then the messenger must pay the fine by mid-July.
Telegram was found guilty under Part 2 of Art. 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (the owner of the resource on the Internet fails to delete the information or the website if the obligation to delete such information is provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation). The punishment for this offense provides for a fine of 800 thousand to 4 million rubles.
Earlier, for similar offenses, the court fined Twitter and TikTok 8.9 and 2.6 million rubles, respectively.
Also, in May and June, the court will consider the protocols drawn up by Roskomnadzor on similar violations against Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Google LLC. In total, more than 20 administrative protocols in relation to social networks are pending in court.
Roskomnadzor previously 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.