Russia fines Google $10,900 over banned information search resultsChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 14, 2019
Google has paid a fine of 700,000 rubles ($10,900) for failing to remove all search links to banned information, Russia's telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor said Friday.
Russia Roskomnadzor repeatedly informed Google of Russian legal requirements
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Roskomnadzor imposed the fine in July stating that Google selectively filtered its search results, keeping more than a third of the links to prohibited sources.
It fined Google 500,000 rubles (about 7,775 dollars) for a similar violation in December 2018.
On Sunday, Roskomnadzor accused Google, Facebook and YouTube of distributing political advertisements when elections were held nationwide, calling it interference in Russia's sovereign affairs.
Russian lawmakers of the upper parliament house discussed on Thursday the prospect of forming a contact group with Internet companies to prevent the illegal use of their resources in the future. ■