Moscow court again fines Google $47,700

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People outside the Google offices in Granary Sqaure, London, Thursday Nov. 1, 2018. Hundreds of Google engineers and other workers walked off the job Thursday morning to protest the internet company’s lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct. Employees were seen staging walkouts at offices in Tokyo, Singapore, London, and Dublin. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

Dailynewsun Desk:

The Justice of the Peace of Court in Moscow’s Tagansky District again fined Google 3.5 mln rubles ($47,700) for the repeated failure of the search engine operator to perform its duties, according to the Court’s press service, reports Russian News Agency TASS.

“By a ruling of the Justice of the Peace of Court No. 422 in Moscow’s Tagansky District, Google has been found guilty of the administrative offence under Part 2.1, Article 13.40 of the Russian Administrative Code. It [Google] has been levied with an administrative fine amounting to 3.5 mln rubles,” the court said.

On May 25, the court slapped Google with 6 mln rubles ($81,700) in fines in three administrative cases for the refusal to remove the prohibited content.

A court also fined Twitter 7 mln rubles ($95,400) for refusing to remove information as prohibited by Russian law, the court’s press service told TASS on Thursday.

“By a ruling of the Justice of the Peace of Court No. 422 in Moscow’s Tagansky District, Twitter Inc. has been found guilty of two administrative offences under Part 2, Article 13.41 of the Russian Administrative Code. It [Twitter] has been levied with an administrative fine amounting to 7 mln rubles,” the court said.

The court considered two protocols on Thursday and imposed fines of 3 mln rubles ($40,900) and 4 mln rubles ($54,500) under each of them respectively. It reviewed four more protocols on May 27.