A Russian court on Tuesday fined Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, and the social network TikTok for refusing to remove LGBT content.
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A Moscow district court ordered the US giant to pay four million rubles ($53,000) for not deleting content with LGBT “propaganda,” the Interfax agency reported.
In another hearing, the Moscow Mirovoi court sentenced the platform TikToka subsidiary of the Chinese group ByteDance, to a fine of two million rubles for the same reason.
Since the beginning of Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine, Russia pressure has increased on social media, banning Facebookinstagram Y Twitter.
attacks against the community LGBT are relatively common in Russiawhere conservative and religious circles take a dim view of this community.
In 2013, Moscow passed a controversial law against “propaganda” homosexual targeting minors that has been used to ban demonstrations and veto the display of the rainbow flag.