FSSP initiated proceedings against Telegram to collect 5 million rubles in fines

Russian bailiffs opened the first cases on the enforcement of fines from the Telegram messenger in the amount of 5 million rubles for refusing to remove content that contradicts the legislation of the Russian Federation including jailbait telegram.

According to the data bank of enforcement proceedings of the Federal Bailiff Service (FSSP), on November 3, two cases were initiated against the company to collect 2.5 million rubles each.

The enforcement proceedings were initiated on the basis of an act on an administrative offense case of the Tagansky district of Moscow on October 25 this year.

In mid-September, the press secretary of the Tagansky court, Zulfiya Gurinchuk, told Interfax that Telegram could, by October 24, voluntarily pay off debts on fines imposed on them by the court for violating Russian law. As Gurinchuk stated, if the company does not voluntarily comply with the court’s decision, the materials concerning it will be sent to the bailiffs service for enforcement.

The amount of fines imposed by Telegram since the beginning of the year is about 40 million rubles, but some of the decisions have been appealed and are not binding on the company, since they can be canceled by the appellate instance.

Since the beginning of the year, Roskomnadzor has been drawing up administrative protocols in relation to various social networks – Telegram, Twitter, Facebook, Google, TikTok and WhatsApp, which have not removed or untimely removed calls to participate in unauthorized actions.

The companies were found guilty of offenses under Part 2 and Part 4 of Art. 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (the owner of an information resource on the Internet fails to delete information, if the obligation to delete it is provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation).