Google has paid a fine of 3 million rubles for not removing prohibited content. This was announced today, March 10, on the Roskomnadzor website.
“Google LLC paid a fine of 3 million rubles for failure to comply with the requirements of the legislation on the protection of citizens from harmful content,” – said in the release.
In 2019, an administrative case was filed against Google for failing to remove prohibited content from search results. Then the amount of the fine was 700 thousand rubles, it was paid. But further monitoring recorded that the company fulfills the requirements of Russian legislation only partially. This became the basis for initiating proceedings for the repeated commission of an administrative offense (part 2.1 of article 13.40 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation). On May 25, 2020, the court fined Google in the amount of 1.5 million rubles.
However, about 30% of links to content prohibited in Russia still remain in the search results. This became the basis for a new prosecution of the company. On December 17, 2020, the company was fined in the amount of 3 million rubles by the magistrate of judicial district No. 422 of the Tagansky judicial district of Moscow.