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Russian court slaps Google, Meta with MASSIVE fines
The Tagansky District Court ruled that Google repeatedly neglected to remove the banned content, and ordered the company to pay an administrative fine of about 7.2 billion rubles (about $98.4 million). Google said it would study the court documents before deciding on its next steps.

Later Friday, the court also slapped a fine of nearly 2 billion rubles ($27.2 million) on Meta for failure to remove banned content.

Russian courts had previously imposed smaller fines on Google, Facebook and Twitter this year, and Friday's rulings marked the first time the size of the fine was calculated based on revenue.

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Roskomnadzor said Google and Meta were specifically accused of violating the ban on distributing content that promotes extremist ideology, insults religious beliefs and encourages dangerous behavior by minors, among other things.
by Cat on Fri Dec 24th, 2021 at 08:15:55 PM EST
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If you figure $100,000 for an offshore content checker job, 30 million bucks would have bought Google 100 of them for three years. Would that have been enough to catch the banned content?
by asdf on Sat Dec 25th, 2021 at 12:32:34 AM EST
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