The case filed by the Russian Federal Information Technologies and Mass Communication Supervisory Authority (Roskomnadzor) against Twitter was heard at the Taganskiy Court in Moscow.
The court ruled that the company did not comply with the legislation due to the fact that content banned in Russia could be accessed via Twitter, and fined Twitter of 3.2 million rubles (approximately 42 thousand dollars).
With the decision taken on March 10, Roskomnadzor slowed Twitter’s speed by 50 percent on mobile devices on the grounds that suicide, obscene and drug-promoting content was not removed.
ANNOUNCED THAT WILL BE SLOWED
The Russian Federal Information Technologies and Mass Communication Supervisory Authority (Roskomnadzor) announced that the speed of the social media application Twitter will be slowed as of March 10.
In the statement made by the Russian Federal Information Technologies and Mass Communication Supervision Agency, it was stated that since 2017, 28 thousand requests have been sent to Twitter for the removal of suicide, obscene and drug-promoting content.
In the statement, which stated that more than 3 thousand of the content in question had not been removed, “It was decided to slow the speed of Twitter as of March 10 in order to protect Russian citizens and force them to comply with the law.”