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Pinterest hit by $8,800 fine for prohibited content posting — court

Social networks are obliged to monitor and delete banned content posted on such networks

MOSCOW, December 4. /TASS/. The Tagansky Court of Moscow court has fined the Pinterest photohosting service 800,000 rubles ($8,800) fine for posting of information banned in Russia, the court’s press service told TASS.

"The court recognized Pinterest Inc. as liable under Part 2, Article 13.50 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offenses (failure of a social network owner to discharge the obligation of monitoring for limiting access to information about production of drugs, methods of suicide or materials with pornographic images of underage persons) and has set the penalty as a fine in the amount of 800,000 rubles," the press service informed.

The so-called law on self control is effective from February 21, 2021. Social networks are obliged by it to monitor and delete banned content posted on such networks.