The justice of the peace of court district No. 422 of the Tagansky district of Moscow fined the social network Reddit two million rubles under the article on non-deletion of prohibited information (part 2 of article 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation). This was reported to Current Time in the press service of the court.
This is the first time that this social network has been fined in Russia. The reason for the fine was information posted on the social network about the war in Ukraine, which allegedly “discredits” the Russian army, as well as about the AUE movement recognized in Russia as an extremist movement (“The prisoner’s way of life is one”).
In July of this year, a protocol was drawn up on Reddit for refusing to remove “knowingly false information about the activities of the USSR during the Second World War, extremist information,” as well as records “discrediting” the Russian army.
Reddit is a popular platform that combines the features of a social network and a forum where registered users can post links to any information on the Internet and discuss it.
Previously, Russian courts have repeatedly issued fines against foreign Internet services for refusing to remove content banned in Russia. With the start of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, the number of such decrees has increased. Thus, Russian courts fined Meta, Twitch, Google, Telegram and Wikipedia platforms.