8 Dec 2023 20:01

Moscow justice of peace fines Google 4 mln rubles for violating self-control, failing to delete indistinguishable from fake content about special military operation

MOSCOW. Dec 8 (Interfax) - A justice of peace in Moscow has imposed a four million ruble administrative fine on Google for its failure to comply with an order of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor), the court told Interfax.

"Google LLC. has been penalized in the form of an administrative fine of 4 million rubles," the court said on Wednesday.

The company was found guilty of failure by the owner of a social-networking site to comply with an order to monitor the social-networking site for the purpose of detecting information similar up to a point of being mixed up with information which should have been deleted on the basis of a previously forwarded requirement or notice.

The case was heard by acting justice of peace Alexandra Mikhalyova at judicial site No. 422 in Moscow's Tagansky district.

At issue is Google's failure to comply with Roskomnadzor orders regarding monitoring of YouTube, and failure to delete from the web service video content similar up to a point of being mixed up with false information of public significance about Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, court papers said.

Earlier, Google was repeatedly held liable in Russia for failing to delete content, access to which must be restricted, including information about the special military operation.