Russia Fines Streaming Site Twitch Over 31-Second ‘Fake’ Video.

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A court in Russia has fined streaming service Twitch 2 million roubles ($33,000) for hosting a short video containing what it calls “fake” information about alleged war crimes in the Ukrainian town of Bucha.

Russia has repeatedly threatened to fine sites – including Google (GOOGL.O), Twitter (TWTR. N) and Wikipedia – it accuses of hosting “fake” content related to its military campaign in Ukraine.

The court accused Twitch, a U.S.-based live-streaming service popular with video gamers; of failing to remove a 31-second clip of a girl from the town of Bucha, the Kommersant newspaper reported. It did not specify the content of the video.

Ukraine and its allies accuse Russian forces of committing atrocities in Bucha, a satellite town of Kyiv, after Moscow launched its invasion in February. Russia denies the charge.


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