Facebook pays fines to Russia over banned content

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Facebook has paid 17 million roubles ($229,643) in fines owed in Russia for failing to delete content Moscow deems illegal, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunday, but with the threat of a potentially larger fine looming. Facebook parent Meta, along with Alphabet’s Google, faces a court case next week for suspected repeated violations of Russian legislation on content and could be fined a percentage of its annual revenue in Russia. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday. Russia in October sent state bailiffs to enforce the collection of …

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