A court in Moscow, Russia, ruled on April 2 that three illegal records of social media Twitter were established, in violation of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation, and fined a total of 8.9 million roubles (about 116,000 US dollars).
According to Tass News Agency, the Moscow Tagan District Court ruled against three illegal records of Twitter submitted by the Russian Federal Office of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media on March 10. The court ruled that Twitter’s refusal to delete illegal information violated the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation.
The Russian Federal Office of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media also announced on March 10 that Twitter’s service in Russia would be reduced from that day on because Twitter failed to comply with relevant regulations in Russia.
The bureau said that since 2017, Twitter has sent more than 28,000 notices to delete links and posts involving illegal content such as drug abuse, child pornography and incitement to suicide by minors, but Twitter has failed to meet the requirements.