Russian court fines Tik Tok $51,000
TikTok was accused of misrepresenting LGBT and feminism
Streaming service Twitch has been fined for running interviews related to the war in Ukraine
Moscow, Russia on Tuesday imposed a heavy fine on Chinese video streaming app Tik Tok for spreading LGBT propaganda. According to a Reuters report, the fine was imposed for failure to remove material that violates Russian laws on ‘LGBT propaganda’. Moscow’s Tagansky District Court found during a hearing that TikTok, a subsidiary of Beijing-based IT company ByteDance, violated the country’s laws. The court fined Tik Tok 3 million rubles ($51,000). According to the news agency report, TikTok was accused of promoting unorthodox values, LGBT, feminism and wrong aspects of traditional sexual values on its platform.
Twitch is fined for supporting Ukraine
Streaming service Twitch was forced to conduct a video interview with a Ukrainian political figure. Russia fined the company 4 million rubles ($68,000) for faking the video interview. Amazon-owned Twitch is on trial for allegedly conducting an interview with Oleksiy Erestovich, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Let us tell you that earlier this year, Twitch was fined 3 million rubles for such an interview.
15 years in prison for campaigning against the army
Following the start of special military operations by the Russian military in Ukraine, Russia passed a new law banning defamation of the armed forces. The law carries a prison term of up to 15 years for spreading false propaganda against the army. Besides, foreign technology companies have also been given strict warnings against violating this law.
Tags: Russia, tick tock
First Published: October 05, 2022, 13:19 IST