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Russia files court cases for fines on annual turnover of Google, Meta

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MOSCOW (Reuters). – Russia’s state communications regulator Roskomnadzor filed administrative proceedings at a Moscow court contre Meta and Google. Fines could be imposed on U.S. technology firms’ Russian annual turnover, according to the RIA news agency.

Roskomnadzor threatened in October Alphabet’s Google (NASDAQ) and Meta’s Facebook(NASDAQ:), with fines for failing to remove content Moscow considers illegal.

Moscow’s Tagansky District Court announced that Dec. 24 was the date for court hearings for the companies.

The request was not answered immediately by either company.

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