Russia Threatens To Slow Down Google Over 'Banned Content'

Russia Threatens To Slow Down Google Over 'Banned Content'

Russia's media watchdog has threatened to slow down the speed of Google if it fails to delete what it calls "unlawful content."

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • Roskomnadzor has given Google 24 hours to remove videos it says relate to drugs, violence, and extremism.
  • Google - which owns YouTube - could be fined between 800,000 and 4 million roubles [$10,895 - $53771] by the service.
  • The tech firm said it often requires court decisions to react to requests.
  • Roskomnadzor sent more than 26,000 notices to Google to delete what it called "illegal information," the watchdog said in a statement reported by state-run news agency TASS.
  • The statement also accused Google of restricting YouTube access to Russian media outlets, including RT and Sputnik, and supporting "illegal protest activity."

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