Russian court fines Twitter for failure to remove illegal content

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A local court Thursday fined Twitter 19 million rubles (about 259,000 .S. dollars) for its failure remove banned content.

This includes calls for unauthorised protests, increasing fines the company 27.9 million rubles (380,000 .S. dollars).

Twitter was fined 8.9 million rubles (121,000 dollars) early April for the same offence according local media.

Tuesday, a Moscow court fined and Google on similar charges.