ADDED ON: 04/28/2022

Russian court fines TikTok and Instagram for ‘gay propaganda’

04/26/2022 | Washington Blade

The Tagansky Court of Moscow ruled Tuesday that social media platforms Instagram and TikTok were guilty of violating Russia’s law that bans discussions or information regarding LGBTQ people or community known as the “Gay Propaganda Law.” In the case against TikTok, Judge Timur Vakhrameev found TikTok guilty under Part 2 of Article 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (“Non-deletion by the site owner of information if the obligation to delete is provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation”) for violating the tenets of the “Gay Propaganda Law” requiring deletion of the offending materials. Vakhrameev fined the social network 2 million rubles, which is roughly equivalent to $27,000.

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