The era of strictness continues on social media platforms. Social media platforms around the world are being viewed with suspicion about security. There was a conflict in India recently between the Indian government and Twitter. After India, social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram have now been heavily fined in Russia. A Russian court on Tuesday said it has fined US media giants Facebook and Twitter and messaging app Telegram for not removing illegal content.
Know who was fined how much
The Tagansky District Court reported that Facebook has been fined a total of 2.1 million rubles (about Rs 2.12 crore) in five cases, while Twitter will have to pay a total fine of 50 million rubles (about Rs 50.49 lakh) in two cases. The court has also imposed a fine of 90 lakh rubles (about Rs 90.88 lakh) on the messaging app Telegram. Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram have not yet responded in this matter. Russia has made it mandatory for foreign Internet companies to open full-time offices in their country, taking tough steps towards controlling the Internet. Companies must collect data related to Russian citizens in their territory.
Google was fined
Let us tell you that on September 14, South Korea's antitrust regulator imposed a heavy fine on Google. According to the report, Google has decided to fine the giant Google 207.4 billion won ($1768 million) for alleged abuse of market dominance in the mobile operating system and app market. In Indian currency, this amount is equal to about 13.02 billion rupees. At the same time, Google has objected to this and said that it will challenge this fine. Google accuses South Korea of defamation.