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Google may be fined 20% of its annual revenue in Russia for repeat offences

Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor said Google could be fined up to 8 million roubles ($91,533), or as much as 20 per cent of the company's annual revenue in Russia for repeat offences.

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Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Tuesday said it had drawn up two administrative cases against Alphabet’s Google for failing to remove banned information, accusing it of blatantly promoting false content.

Roskomnadzor said Google could be fined up to 8 million roubles ($91,533), or as much as 20 per cent of the company’s annual revenue in Russia for repeat offences. It said YouTube had become one of the key platforms involved in the “information war” against Russia.

Google did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

Separately, the CEO of Google and Alphabet Sundar Pichai said

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First Published: Mar 30 2022 | 12:55 AM IST

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