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Russia Fines Google $54,540 for Failing to Delete 'Prohibited' Content: Report

A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. (Reuters)

A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. (Reuters)

Google Russia did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A Russian court on Tuesday fined U.S. technology giant Google 4 million roubles ($54,540) over a failure to delete content Moscow deems illegal, the TASS news agency reported.

Russia’s communications watchdog on Monday warned Google that Moscow could eventually slow down the company’s traffic in the country if it failed to delete prohibited content.

Google Russia did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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first published:May 25, 2021, 19:17 IST