Russia fines Facebook, Twitter for not deleting banned content

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A Russian court on Tuesday said it had fined U.S. social media companies Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete content that Moscow deems illegal, part of a wider crackdown by Russia on the internet and Big Tech. The Tagansky district court said Facebook had been handed five fines totalling 21 million roubles ($287,850).

Twitter received two fines of a total 5 million roubles, it said. Popular messaging app Telegram had been fined 9 million roubles, the court said. Facebook, Twitter and Telegram had no immediate comment. Moscow's.

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