Russia fines Amazon-owned Twitch over ‘fake’ video

Streaming service Twitch has been fined 2 million roubles ($33,000) by a Russian court.

Twitch was fined for hosting a short video containing what Russia calls “fake” information about alleged war crimes in the Ukrainian town of Bucha.

Russia has repeatedly threatened sites like Google, Twitter and Wikipedia with fines for hosting “fake” content related to its military campaign in Ukraine.

Russia accused Amazon-owmed Twitch, a live-streaming service popular with video gamers, of failing to remove a 31-second clip of a girl from the town of Bucha.

A Russian news agency had reported earlier that Telegram messenger was hit with two fines totalling 11 million roubles ($179,000).

Telegram was fined for refusing to delete channels which allegedly showed how to “sabotage” military vehicles and hosting “unreliable data” about Russia’s progress in what it calls a “special military operation” in Ukraine.

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