MOSCOW, Nov.29 (Reuters) – A Moscow court on Monday fined Google (GOOGL.O) 3 million rubles on Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL.O) for failing to remove content it deemed illegal , as part of a larger dispute between Russia and the US tech giant.
In October, Russia threatened to fine Google a percentage of its annual Russian turnover for repeatedly failing to remove banned content from its search engine and YouTube, as part of the Moscow’s strongest decision yet to curb foreign tech companies. Read more
Google, which last month said it paid more than 32 million rubles in fines, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Read more
Russia has imposed several small fines on US tech companies this year. State communications regulator Roskomnadzor has slowed the speed of Twitter (TWTR.N) since March and told Reuters it will not lift restrictions on mobile devices until all illegal content has been deleted. Read more
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Reporting by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Mark Trevelyan
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