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Russia’s court slams $51m fine on Google

Moscow’s Tagansky District Court has fined Google 4.6 billion rubles ($51 million) for repeated refusal to delete YouTube videos disseminating false information about Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.

The court also fined Google on Wednesday for sharing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) propaganda, which has been banned in Russia.

The court said Google was guilty of contravening Article 13.41 Section 5 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences.

Judge Marina Orlova said in her verdict that the penalty attracts a fine of 4.611 billion rubles