Russian authorities on Tuesday paid Google 6 million rubles, or less than $ 82,000, after the company failed to comply with Moscow’s demands to lift online bans.
Monday, Russia’s internet service provider, Roskomnadzor, gave Google 24 hours to remove more than 26,000 online activities that are considered illegal in the country. If their demands are not met, the government has threatened to reduce Google’s operations in Russia and impose a fine of up to 10 percent of the company’s annual revenue.
Today, Roskomnadzor has charged Google in three installments for 2 million rubles, based on service errors in any case, according to Reuters.
Many of the bans include calls to action after the arrest of Kremlin’s opponent Alexei Navalny in January. Protests began in Russia earlier this year after Navalny was arrested. Russian officials later She posted on Google, Twitter, Facebook and other pages, it says, contain material that encourages children to take part in protests, which Moscow considered illegal.
Shortly after the trial, Roskomnadzor disrupted Twitter in Russia. The supervisor cited tweets about child pornography, drug use and suicide, not to mention the protests.
A fine of less than $ 100,000 is a change to Google’s chump, and leaving Moscow today is more realistic than a final judgment.
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