Moscow’s Tagansky District Court has fined Google the equivalent of €362 million in roubles for failing to remove “prohibited information”.
According to the regulator Roskomnadzor, this follows an administrative protocol it submitted to the court about the actions of, in particular, YouTube.
It adds that the “prohibited content” included “fakes about the course of a special military operation in Ukraine, discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation; materials promoting extremism and terrorism; materials promoting an indifferent attitude to the life and health of minors; and information with appeals, including to minors, to participate in unauthorised mass actions”.
Roskomnadzor also says that the fine imposed on Google has been calculated on the basis of the company’s annual turnover in Russia.
Google has previously been fined over R7.2 billion (€124 million) for such violations.