Employees of the Federal Bailiffs Service of Russia have begun the procedure of compulsory collection of fines from Twitter in the amount of over 8.9 million rubles for refusing to delete prohibited information.
According to the information published in the electronic database of the service, on July 19, 2021, the service began the procedure for collecting three decisions of the 422nd Magistrate Court of the Tagansky district of Moscow, which previously found Twitter guilty under Part 2 of Article 13.41 of the Russian Administrative Code, in particular, of the refusal to delete information the removal of which is mandatory in Russian legislation.
In addition, on Thursday it became known that Facebook did not take advantage of the judicial delay and did not pay a fine of 26 million rubles for refusing to remove prohibited content. The court also handed over to the Bailiffs Service the materials regarding the social network to begin the procedure for the compulsory reimbursement of the funds.
Such cases are not rare nowadays. Since February 2021, for example, the Federal Service for Supervision of Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) has been drawing up administrative protocols regarding social networks and messengers that have not removed calls to participate in unauthorized actions.