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August 17, 2021
MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Moscow courtroom on Tuesday fined Alphabet Inc’s Google 4 million roubles ($54,444) for violating Russian rules on banned material.
The penalty will come amid a broader stand-off in between Russia and so-called Significant Tech, with Moscow routinely fining social media giants for failing to take out banned material and trying to get to compel international know-how companies to open workplaces and knowledge centres in Russia.
Google did not instantly react to a request for remark.
(Reporting by Alexander Marrow Editing by David Goodman)