Russian courtroom fined Twitter for failure to delete content material

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian courtroom on Friday imposed a high-quality of three.2 million rubles ($ 42,011.29) on Twitter after authorities requested it to take away banned content material.

    Moscow stated final month it slowed the tempo of US-based Twitter inside Russia and on March 16 threatened to ban the social media service for a month, from youngster pornography to drug abuse. .

    There was no rapid remark from Twitter. It had beforehand stated that it was involved concerning the influence of Russian motion on free speech, and denied that it had used its platform to allegedly promote unlawful habits by Russian authorities.

    ($ 1 = 76.1750 rubles)

    (Reporting by Maria Vasileva; Writing by Gabriel Tailleit-Farber; Modifying by Mark Heinrich)

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