Roskomnadzor sues Google for banned material on YouTube

Today, April 14, 2022, Roskomnadzor drew up two administrative protocols against the American company Google. This was reported by the press service of the agency.


The protocols were drawn up for the failure of the administration of the YouTube video hosting site to remove materials deemed prohibited by the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia and court decisions. In the near future, the protocols will be submitted to the court for review and determination of the amount of fines.

Roskomnadzor said:

YouTube, a video hosting site owned by the American Internet company Google, has recently been taking the lead in the information war waged by Western countries against Russia. The site demonstratively ignores the requirements of Russian law, does not remove illegal content, and systematically discriminates against the content of Russian media, public and political organizations, and figures.

As the agency notes, the protocols against Google include references to fake materials discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, as well as videos of an extremist nature calling for violent actions against Russian servicemen, materials of extremist organizations such as the Right Sector and the Azov nationalist regiment.

According to Russian law, the site owner faces administrative responsibility in the form of a fine of up to 4 million rubles for failure to remove such inaccurate materials within the established time frame from the moment of receiving a corresponding request from Roskomnadzor. A fine of up to 8 million rubles is stipulated for the failure of a resource owner to remove materials containing calls to extremist activity.

As a reminder, last week Roskomnadzor announced measures against Google “for numerous violations of Russian law.” The company was banned from advertising in Russia, and search engines were obliged to put markings about the violator.

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