Moscow court fines Google for nearly $100M

A Moscow court ruled on Friday to fine the global tech giant Google for almost $100 million for not deleting information prohibited in Russia.

According to the Tagansky city court, 16 reports have been filed against Google for systematically failing to delete information prohibited in the country.

For the first time, the penalty was imposed on a turnover basis.

According to Google, the turnover of its Russian representative office in 2020 exceeded 85 billion rubles (over $1.15 billion).

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