In relation to the American company Meta* (recognized as an extremist organization and banned in the Russian Federation), a case has been opened on the enforcement of a revolving fine for refusing to remove illegal content. As a result, META must pay a revolving fine in the amount of more than 1.99 billion rubles.
Information about the collection of the fine appeared in the FSSP data bank. Enforcement proceedings were initiated on March 24 on the basis of the decision of the Tagansky Court of Moscow. It is planned to recover 1 billion 990 million 985 thousand rubles from the company.
In February, it was reported that the company’s complaint against the fine imposed on it was rejected by the court. In January, it became known about Meta’s attempt to challenge the fine.
In December 2021, the Tagansky court imposed a fine of almost 2 billion rubles on the American company. She was found guilty of violating part 5 of Article 13.41 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation.
A Russian court recognized Meta as an extremist organization and banned it on the territory of the Russian Federation after the company’s management allowed residents of “some countries” to incite hatred against Russians and the Russian military. The court’s decision applies to all Meta* services.
At the same time, it became known that citizens would not be held accountable for using the company’s social networks, which were also included in the list of banned in Russia. The prosecutor explained that if the user does not post prohibited materials on these sites, his actions will not be considered illegal.