Twitter's complaint about the fine for refusing to delete prohibited data will be considered

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A complaint by the social network Twitter against the decision of the world judicial district No. 422 of the Tagansky district of Moscow on a fine for refusing to delete prohibited information will be considered on May 17. This was reported to TASS by the press service of the Tagansky District Court on Thursday, April 22.

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Due to the refusal of the social network to remove prohibited content on March 10, Roskomnadzor began to slow down its work in the Russian Federation

"Twitter's complaint against the decision of the world plot No. 422 was submitted to the court and will be considered on May 17," the court noted.

Twitter's complaint about the fine for refusing to delete prohibited data will be considered
Twitter's complaint about the fine for refusing to delete prohibited data will be considered 


It is clarified that the social network refused to delete information calling for minors to take part in an unauthorized action.


On April 5, it was reported that Twitter had a "constructive dialogue" with Roskomnadzor (RKN) about joint activities in response to illegal content. As added in the department, the discussion of the possibilities of collaboration to quickly respond to such content was productive.

On the same day, it was reported that Roskomnadzor extended the Twitter traffic slowdown until May 15. The department emphasized that the decision was made in connection with the allocation of additional time for the company to remove prohibited content from the social network and bring its activities into full compliance with Russian legislation.

On April 2, a court fined Twitter under three protocols of non-deletion of illegal information calling on minors to participate in unauthorized actions. The total amount of fines amounted to 8.9 million rubles.

On March 10, Roskomnadzor slowed down the speed of Twitter in Russia by 10% from mobile devices and 50% from stationary devices. The reason was the ignorance by the platform of the department's requirement to remove illegal materials. In the period from 2017 to the present, the social network does not remove content that inclines minors to suicide, contains child pornography and information about the use of drugs, noted in the RKN.

Later, the department reported that the site began to remove prohibited information, but the rate of blocking content remained unsatisfactory . As emphasized in Roskomnadzor, more than 28 thousand initial and repeated requests to remove illegal content in the form of links and publications were sent to Twitter.

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