Major Internet Companies Must Comply With Russian Law, Upper House Speaker Says


MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Measures are needed that would force foreign IT giants to comply with Russian laws and fulfill the demands of Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor, Russian upper house speaker, Valentina Matviyenko, told Sputnik.

On Monday Roskomnadzor accused Twitter of grossly violating the national legislation, as the social media giant failed to remove 2,862 materials with banned information since 2017. Roskomnadzor said it had sent over 28,000 requests to Twitter, calling on the social network to remove the banned information.

Under Russian legislation, owners of online platforms can face a fine amounting up to 8 million rubles ($107,620) for violation of procedures for restricting access to illegal content, and failure to delete prohibited information.


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