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Russia has spent the past two years trying to force Google to filter its search results. Here's the chronology.
12:21 pm, December 12, 2018
On December 11, Russia’s federal media censor
Google for failing to comply with a law that requires online search engines to purge any hyperlinks to materials that are banned in Russia. Now the American tech giant is supposed to fork over 500,000 rubles ($7,530) — less than the maximum fine of 700,000 rubles (about $10,540). Sources inside Roskomnadzor confirmed to Meduza that Google is the only Internet search engine ever prosecuted for
this administrative offense
. Russia’s censor is now proposing a second fine, this time at the
, as well as
that would allow the agency to block search engines that refuse to cooperate with the state authorities.
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