Russia fines TikTok for spreading ‘LGBTTI propaganda’

Russia fines TikTok for spreading ‘LGBTTI propaganda’

The government also criminalizes "fake news" about the Armed Forces
The government also criminalizes "fake news" about the Armed Forces

The Russian Justice imposed this Tuesday a fine of 2 million rubles (about 25 thousand 600 euros) to the mobile phone application TikTok for spreading “propaganda” in favor of the LGBTTTI community.

According to a Moscow court, the application refused to remove content considered “prohibited” in Russia from its platform, as reported by the Interfax news agency.

The case against the company was opened as a result of several videos containing “propaganda about non-traditional sexual relations”, which is a violation of article 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Offenses.

On March 6, TikTok announced that due to the adoption of new legislation in Russia that criminalizes “fake news” about the Armed Forces in the midst of the war in Ukraine, the company is “temporarily vetoing the dissemination of new videos and direct in Russia”.

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