Telegram, Tiktok Fined for Ignoring Russian Laws

Roskomnadzor announced the imposition of fines for six foreign social networks for failure to fulfill the requirements of the Law on Self-Control, which has been in effect since February 1, 2021. The law imposes several responsibilities on social networks, including the obligation to independently delete prohibited information, provide a platform for user appeals, and publish reports on their activities.

Starting September 1, 2023, amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation have come into force, holding social networks accountable for non-compliance with the Law on Self-Control. According to Roskomnadzor, several violations have been identified since this time, indicating that foreign social networks have not made a genuine effort to modify their websites and have failed to comply with the law even after receiving demands from the department.

As a result, Roskomnadzor has issued 14 protocols on administrative offenses under the relevant provisions of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation. These protocols have led to fines totaling 5.15 million rubles for six social networks:

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Additionally, eight more protocols are currently awaiting consideration in court.

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