Russia fines Google for not blocking banned content

(Reuters) – A Russian court on Monday fined Google 1.5 million roubles ($20,350) after finding it guilty of failing to block content banned in Russia, the Interfax news agency reported.

“A court circuit magistrate in the Tagansky district of Moscow has found Google LLC guilty of committing an administrative offence and sentenced it to an administrative fine of 1.5 million rubles,” court spokesperson Zulfiya Gurinchuk told Interfax.

Google has been found guilty over the search engine operator’s repeated failure to abide by an obligation to stop responding in Russian territory to users’ search queries dealing with information resources and information and telecommunications networks access to which is restricted in Russia in accordance with the law.

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