Russia threatened to dam YouTube after the video-hosting big eliminated Russian state-backed broadcaster RT’s German-language channels from its website.
State communications regulator Roskomnadzor stated Fb’s repeated violations may see it fined 5% or 10% of its annual Russian turnover, Vedomosti reported.
Roskomnadzor had no speedy remark. Fb didn’t instantly reply.
Vedomosti cited consultants who estimated Fb’s annual Russian turnover at round 12 billion roubles ($165 million). Reuters couldn’t instantly confirm that estimate.
Roskomnadzor has opened 19 completely different administrative circumstances towards Fb this 12 months for failing to delete banned content material, Vedomosti stated, with 43 million roubles owed in fines and extra pending.
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“Fb’s administration has not paid the fines,” Roskomnadzor stated.