Russian court fines Twitter for not deleting banned content

accreditation

A Russian court has fined social media network Twitter 3 million roubles (R650 000) for not removing banned content from its site, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday. 

The fine was imposed after Twitter failed to delete content banned in Russia including posts with instructions on how to make Molotov cocktails, Interfax said, citing the court. 

Earlier, Interfax reported that Russia fined U.S. internet giant Google the same amount for refusing to remove banned content from video-sharing site YouTube. 

 

Voting Booth
If you were elected president of the country, which important issue would you fix first?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Education
8% - 43 votes
Health care
5% - 25 votes
Unemployment
66% - 356 votes
Housing
4% - 19 votes
Justice system
18% - 95 votes
Vote
Let us know what you think

Contact the People’s Paper with feedback on stories and how we could make dailysun.co.za even better!

Learn more
Do you have a story for the People’s Paper?

Click below to contact our news desk and share your story with SunLand!

Let's do it!