Google faces second turnover fine in Russia over banned content, says regulator

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Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Google faces second turnover fine in Russia over banned content, says regulator - Reuters

Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Google faces second turnover fine in Russia over banned content, says regulator - Reuters

MOSCOW (June 22): Alphabet's Google faces a second fine of 5%-10% of its turnover in Russia for what the state communications regulator said on Wednesday was a repeated failure to delete banned content, including 'misleading information' on YouTube about events in Ukraine.Russian bailiffs in May seized more than 7.7 billion roubles (US$143 million) from Google that it had been ordered to pay late last year — the first time Moscow had exacted a percentage of the company's annual Russian turnover. Google, whose Russian subsidiary last week submitted a declaration of bankruptcy, did

ng"misleading information" on YouTube about events in Ukraine.Russian bailiffs in May seized more than 7.7 billion roubles (US$143 million) from Google that it had been ordered to pay late last year — the first time Moscow had exacted a percentage of the company's annual Russian turnover.

Google, whose Russian subsidiary last week submitted a declaration of bankruptcy, did not immediately respond to a request for comment."The video hosting site YouTube deliberately promotes the dissemination of misleading information about the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine, discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation," said the regulator, Roskomnadzor.

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Russian bailiffs in May seized more than 7.7 billion roubles (US$143 million) from Google that it had been ordered to pay late last year — the first time Moscow had exacted a percentage of the company's annual Russian turnover. The Security Service (SBU) did not name the two suspects but identified them as a senior official in the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers and a department head at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a business lobby. Google, whose Russian subsidiary last week submitted a declaration of bankruptcy, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The decisions bring to an end the authority's investigation against Google, which has accepted to hold talks with news agencies and other publishers to pay for the use of their news. "The video hosting site YouTube deliberately promotes the dissemination of misleading information about the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine, discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation," said the regulator, Roskomnadzor. "As a result: in Kyiv, the head of a department of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers and the head of one of the directorates of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry were detained," the SBU said. It said the repeat offence could lead to a fine of 5%-10% of annual turnover in Russia, with the amount to be determined in court. Lysychansk, which had a pre-war population of around 100,000 people is just adjacent to Severodonetsk where Russian and Ukrainian troops have been fighting intensely for control of the city.

Reuters calculated that the previous fine equated to just over 8% of turnover." Russia did not immediately comment on the SBU statement. Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on Feb 24, saying it had to defuse a threat to its security and protect Russian-speakers from persecution. It has also made it a criminal offence, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, to disseminate reports about the military campaign that deviate from official statements, which do not use the terms"war" or"invasion". 24. Ukraine and the West dismiss Moscow's justifications as baseless pretexts for a land grab. Roskomnadzor also said YouTube had permitted content promoting extremist views and calls for children to participate in unauthorised protests. The SBU said Russia paid the suspects from US$2,000 (RM8,794. - AFP.

Russia has issued numerous fines to foreign technology companies in recent years for a range of infringements, in what critics say is an attempt to exert greater control over the internet. (US$1=53. One of the men said in the video he had received a total of US$33,000 for his activities, and the other said he received US$27,000.8800 roubles) Subscribe to Mid-day email alert We deliver news to your inbox daily .