Russia fines Google for not removing banned content

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A Moscow court fined Google 6.5 million rubles for failing to remove content Russia considers illegal.

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A court in Moscow fined Google, a subsidiary of Russia, and US technology giant Alphabet with a fine of 6.5 million rubles.

The reason for the decision was also cited as the search engine’s failure to remove content that Russia considers illegal.

Today, the Russian Federal Agency for Information Technology and Media Supervision (Roskomnadzor) announced that YouTube could be banned in Russia due to the closure of two German-language channels from Russia Today (RT).