16 Mar 2022 15:38

Moscow court receives new protocols against Google, TikTok for failure to delete banned content

MOSCOW. March 16 (Interfax) - A magistrates' court in Moscow will hear administrative cases against Google and TikTok associated with failure to delete prohibited information in early April.

"Judicial District No. 422 has received a protocol of an administrative violation against TikTok Pte.Ltd, as well as a protocol of an administrative violation against the company Google LLC. Court hearings will be held on April 7," court press secretary Zulfiya Gurinchuk told Interfax.

According to the court's data, the protocol against TikTok is associated with propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations and the protocol against Google was made for failure to delete from YouTube information on ways and methods for developing, producing and using narcotics, psychotropic substances and their precursors, and also places where they can be purchased.

The administrative violation protocols were drawn up against TikTok and Google based on Part 2 and Part 4 of Article 13.41 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences (failure to delete information on the Internet by an owner if an obligation to delete it is envisaged by the Russian legislation). This violation is punishable by fines in an amount of up to four million rubles for TikTok and up to eight million rubles for Google.