(Sputnik) learned today, Monday, that a local court in Moscow has imposed a fine of 1.5 million rubles (20 thousand dollars) on Google for its constant refusal to hide the sites of banned search results in Russia.
According to the Russian News AgencyThe court said: “The court issued an administrative fine of 1.5 million rubles. The ruling entered into force.
And the Tajansky court in Moscow raised Article 2.1 of the Russian Administrative Crimes Law against Google due to repeated non-compliance by the company with the obligation to stop issuing information on resources banned in Russia at the request of users.
It is noteworthy that this fine is the third against Google, which was previously fined twice: the first is 500,000 rubles, and the second 700,000, for not contacting a Russian registry of prohibited information sources and not filtering the search engine results accordingly.
And last November, Google raised the range of filtering search results to 80%, but the Russian authorities have warned that the fines will continue until the banned content is phased out by 100%.
Last September, Google and Facebook rejected Russia’s accusations to them that it allowed political advertising during the local elections that took place at that time. Despite its demand to ban this propaganda.
Google said at the time: It supports responsible political ads in accordance with local legislation, and said in a statement: “We support responsible political ads and we expect that they comply with the requirements of local legislation, including laws on elections, voting rights and mandatory ‘electoral silence’ in any geographical areas. These ads are directed to her. ”
The Russian Communications Regulatory Authority (Roskomnadzor) said: Google and Facebook allowed the posting of political ads during the elections, adding that this might be considered interference.