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6/23, 6:44 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Facebook appeals against Russian court decision

Facebook appealed on Wednesday against Russia's court ruling to fine the social media giant for refusing to take down content that the Russian government finds unlawful. The authorized fine amounted to 26 million roubles or approximately $371,000.

"Facebook filed a complaint against the decision to find the social network guilty under eight administrative protocols [...] for refusal to remove prohibited information from the Internet, according to which it was fined for 26 million rubles," the court said in a statement.

Russia's media and public information watchdog revealed that in January through February it had found over 2,500 illegal publications on social media with calls for unlawful protests. Along with Facebook, tech giants such as Google, Twitter and TikTok were also charged guilty for the same reason.

Breaking the News / LH