A Moscow court on Thursday said it had fined Twitter 3million roubles for failing to delete content Russia deems illegal. The latest in a string of penalties against foreign technology firms.
Moscow has increased pressure on Big Tech this year in a campaign that critics characterise as an attempt by the Russian authorities to exert tighter control over the internet, something they say threatens to stifle individual and corporate freedom.
Twitter has denied allowing its platform to be used to promote illegal behavior.
Moscow’s Tagansky District Court said Twitter had been fined 3 million roubles for failing to delete banned content.