A Moscow court docket fined Apple RUB 400,000 (almost Rs. 3.5 lakh) on Thursday for not deleting “inaccurate” content material about what Russia calls a “particular army operation” in Ukraine, Russian information companies reported.
The TASS information company stated it was the primary time Apple had been fined for that offence.
Apple didn’t instantly reply to an emailed request for remark. The corporate paused all product gross sales in Russia shortly after Moscow despatched tens of 1000’s of troops into Ukraine in February 2022, and restricted its Apple Pay service in Russia.
Moscow has clashed with Large Tech for years over content material, censorship, knowledge and native illustration in disputes that escalated after Russia despatched its armed forces into Ukraine.
Apple paid a RUB 906 million (almost Rs. 80 crore) nice in a Russian antitrust case alleging abuse of its dominance within the cellular apps market, Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) stated in February.
Apple, which didn’t remark then, had beforehand appealed and “respectfully disagreed” with a FAS ruling that Apple’s distribution of apps by means of its iOS working system gave its personal merchandise a aggressive benefit.
The identical court docket later stated it had fined the Wikimedia Basis, which owns Wikipedia, RUB 3 million (almost Rs. 26 lakh) for a similar offence.
Wikimedia has been fined a number of instances and has beforehand stated info that Russian authorities complained about was well-sourced and in step with Wikipedia requirements.
In June, a Russian court docket fined Alphabet’s Google RUB 4 billion (roughly Rs. 380 crore) for failing to pay an earlier nice over alleged abuse of its dominant place within the video internet hosting market, the nation’s anti-monopoly watchdog stated.
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