In Russia, they will be able to take a fifth of the annual revenue from Youtube and Facebook in the form of a fine

In Russia, they will be able to take a fifth of the annual revenue from Youtube and Facebook in the form of a fine

The State Duma Committee on State Construction and Legislation approved today, December 18, amendments to the draft law on penalties for refusing to remove or block content prohibited in Russia by providers and owners of Internet resources.

Amendments to bill 989758-7 introduce new “tariffs” for violations. As the MPs specified, the most frequent violators are large foreign companies, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Accordingly, the bill with increased fines is aimed primarily at them.

In the first reading, fines were not tied to the amount of income of violations. Now, repeated violation of the requirements entails the following penalties:

For citizens – from 100 thousand to 200 thousand rubles For officials – from 500 thousand to 800 thousand rubles For legal entities – from 5 to 10% of the total amount of revenue received in the calendar year preceding the year in which the violation was detected

Separate amounts of fines are provided for pornographic content with the participation of children or extremist content – up to 20% of annual revenue.

Just yesterday it was announced that Google was fined 3 million rubles just for a repeated violation – Google removes far from all sites prohibited in Russia from search results.

In Russia, they will be able to take a fifth of the annual revenue from Youtube and Facebook in the form of a fine

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