Russia Fines Meta And TikTok For “LGBT Propaganda”

Today Online reports:

A Russian court on Tuesday (April 26) hit Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta and video platform TikTok with fines for refusing to take down LBGT content.

In separate hearings, a Moscow court ordered Meta to pay four million rubles (S$74,000) and TikTok 2 million rubles for failing to delete content with LGBT “propaganda”, news agency Interfax reported.

Since the start of Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine, Russia has ramped up pressure on social networks, banning Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Attacks on the LGBT community are relatively frequent in Russia, where conservative and religious circles take a dim view of the community.

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