The head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media Andrei Lipov during a press conference said that he was satisfied with the measures taken against Google, which was recently fined for not removing prohibited content. He noted that this punishment is enough for violating Russian law, reports the RBC edition.
“Punishment with money is also connected with the work of people who work in these social networks, are responsible for the content moderation: he did not remove [запрещённую информацию]and the company suffered money, ”said Andrey Lipov.
Answering a question from journalists about the possibility of slowing down the traffic of Google services, the head of Roskomnadzor noted that “more radical measures” will be taken if the threats from the resource outweigh the benefits from it. The same Twitter refused to remove several thousand links to prohibited content, so the agency had to resort to slowing down traffic.
Recall that on May 24, Roskomnadzor threatened Google with slowing down traffic for not removing links to content prohibited in Russia and gave a day to fix it. The department said that approximately 30% of the links lead to the websites of terrorist and extremist organizations, as well as resources related to drugs and pornography. On May 25, the Tagansky District Court of Moscow fined Google 6 million rubles for refusing to remove prohibited content.