Russia fined Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp for failing to locate user data as required by Russian law. The Russian agency Interfax writes, citing sources from the authority that controls the Internet in the country.
The move comes after President Vladimir Putin accused Western social media of violating the country’s laws. Moscow Tagansky District Court, Interfax explains, fined Facebook 15 million rubles ($ 200,000) and Twitter 17 million rubles ($ 230,000) for repeated infringements, while WhatsApp received a fine of 4 million rubles (54,000). dollars) for a first offense, watchdog Roskomnadzor said.