Russia fines Facebook, Twitter over banned content

A Russian court on Tuesday said it had fined U.S. social media giants Facebook and Twitter for not deleting banned content. 

The court slapped Facebook with five fines on Tuesday totaling 21 million rubles ($288,000), Russian TASS news agency reported. The same court fined Twitter five million rubles ($69,000). 

Facebook has so far been fined 90 million rubles ($1.24 million) in Russia and Twitter 45 million ($620,000), according to the report. 

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