Russia says Twitter complying with demand to remove 'banned content'

Russian court fines Twitter over failure to delete content


Moscow: Last Friday, a Russian court imposed a fine of 3.2 million rubles ($42,011.29) on Twitter because the company failed to delete banned content that the authorities said.

Moscow said last month it had slowed the speed of U.S.-based Twitter inside Russia and on March 16 threatened to ban the social media service outright in a month over content ranging from child pornography to drug abuse.

There was no immediate comment from Twitter. It said earlier that it was worried about the impact on free speech of the Russian action, and denied that it allowed its platform to be used to promote illegal behaviour as alleged by Russian authorities. 

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