March 28, 2023

Russia imposes record fine on Amazon, has also tightened its crackdown on Tik Tok for promoting LGBT-feminism

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Amazon fined 4 million rubles in Russia
fined for refusing to remove prohibited information
Tik Tok was fined 3 million rubles ($51,000)

moscow, For the first time in Russia, Amazon has been fined 4 million rubles for refusing to remove prohibited information. Russia’s Interfax media agency has said in information given on its Telegram that the Russian Federation has imposed a record fine of 4 million rubles (Rs 53 lakh) on the American company Amazon. However, Interfax has not yet shared further details of the fine.

In the same case, Moscow’s Justice of the Peace Section 422 told TASS, another Russian agency, on Tuesday that US-based IT corporation Amazon was fined up to 12 million rubles ($203,300) for refusing to remove prohibited information. may have to face. However, the fine has been kept limited to 4 million rubles.

Tik Tok has also been fined
Russia imposed a heavy fine on the Chinese video streaming app Tik Tok for spreading LGBT propaganda just a few days ago. According to a report by news agency Reuters, the fine was imposed for failing to remove material that violates Russian laws on ‘LGBT propaganda’. Moscow’s Tagansky District Court found during a hearing that TikTok, a subsidiary of Beijing-based IT company ByteDance, violated the country’s laws. The court has imposed a fine of 3 million rubles ($51,000) on Tik Tok. According to the news agency report, TikTok was accused of promoting the wrong side of non-traditional values, LGBT, feminism and traditional sexual values ​​on its platform.

Twitch fined for supporting Ukraine
Streaming service Twitch was forced to conduct a video interview with a Ukrainian political figure. Russia has fined the company 4 million rubles ($68,000) for calling the video interview fake. Amazon-owned Twitch was facing trial over allegations of conducting an interview with Oleksiy Erestovich, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Let us tell you that earlier this year, Twitch was fined 3 million rubles for one such interview.

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