Court Rejects TikTok's Appeal for Failure to Delete Information
OREANDA-NEWS. A complaint by the TikTok video service against the decision of the court of first instance on a fine for failure to delete recognized illegal information was rejected by the Tagansky District Court of Moscow. The court recognized the decision of the first instance as legal.
On April 8, the magistrate of judicial district No. 422 of the Tagansky district of Moscow ordered to fine the social network with short videos, owned by the Chinese company Bytedance, 2.6 million rubles. TikTok was found guilty of an administrative offense under Part 2 of Art. 13.41 Administrative Code of the Russian Federation - refusal to delete information on the Internet, recognized as illegal.
The decision of the court of first instance was taken with the filing of Roskomnadzor, which sent a protocol on an administrative offense to the court. It was linked to videos in which the regulator decided that minors were being called to participate in uncoordinated protests.
We are talking about uncoordinated actions carried out by supporters of Alexei Navalny throughout Russia shortly after the politician's return to the country in January and his detention. Other large Internet companies were also fined under similar protocols: Facebook - 26 million rubles, Telegram - 10 million, YouTube owner Google - 9.5 million, and Twitter - 8.9 million rubles.
Roskomnadzor reported that in January-February it identified over 2.5 thousand materials on social networks calling for participation in protest actions, the conduct of which was not agreed with the authorities.