In Russia, cases have been initiated against Telegram to collect 5 million rubles in fines – Russia |
November 7. Interfax-Russia.ru – Russian bailiffs have initiated the first cases on the enforcement of fines from the Telegram messenger in the amount of 5 million rubles for refusing to remove content that contradicts the legislation of the Russian Federation.
According to the data bank of enforcement proceedings of the Federal Bailiff Service (FSSP), on November 3, two cases were initiated against the company to collect 2.5 million rubles each.
The enforcement proceedings were initiated on the basis of an act on an administrative violation of the Tagansky district of Moscow on October 25 this year.
In mid-September, the press secretary of the Tagansky court, Zulfiya Gurinchuk, told Interfax that Telegram could, by October 24, voluntarily pay off the debt on fines imposed on them by the court for violating Russian law.
According to Gurinchuk.
Since the beginning of the year, the total amount of fines imposed by Telegram has been about 40 million rubles, however, some decisions have been appealed and are not binding on the company, since they can be canceled by the appellate instance.
Since the beginning of the year, Roskomnadzor has been drawing up administrative protocols in relation to various social networks – Telegram, Twitter, Facebook, Google, TikTok and WhatsApp, which have not removed or untimely removed calls for unauthorized actions.
The companies were found guilty of offenses under Part 2 and Part 4 of Art. 13.41 Administrative Code of the Russian Federation (failure to remove the remote owner of an information resource on the Internet).