Russian court fines Google for promoting banned Ukrainian content | Jurist

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The Prosecutor General’s Office had ordered that Google delete this information, as well as films, from Alexey Navalny’s official YouTube channel and the Ukrainian non-governmental group Free Idel-Ural. 

A Moscow district court ruled on Thursday that Google must pay a fine of 7.2 million rubles ($86,394) for distributing content that is illegal in Russia. Judge Timur Vakhrameev’s verdict found Google guilty of violating Article 13.41 of Russia’s Administrative Code, which punishes failure to erase material considered unlawful by Russian Federation laws. Videos of the Azov regiment and the so-called Right Sector volunteer Ukrainian corps are among the items in question. The films, according to the court’s ruling, advocate for “terrorist assaults and destruction against Russian Federation territory.” The Prosecutor General’s Office had ordered that Google delete this information, as well as films, from Alexey Navalny’s official YouTube channel and the Ukrainian non-governmental group Free Idel-Ural. Google, on the other hand, ignored the directives. 

Source: https://www.jurist.org/news/2022/04/russian-court-fines-google-for-promoting-banned-ukrainian-content/ 

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