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Russia Fines Twitter and Facebook $63,000 Each Over Data Law

Twitter was fined for its refusal to put its server holding data about Russian citizens on Russian territory. Jaap Arriens / Zuma / TASS

A Russian court on Thursday fined social media companies Twitter and Facebook 4 million rubles ($62,845) each for their failure to comply with a Russian data law, the state-run RIA news agency reported.

The Tagansky District Court in Moscow fined Facebook for its refusal to put its server holding data about Russian citizens on Russian territory after earlier handing Twitter an identical fine for the same offense.

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