Amazon fined in Russia

A Moscow court fined US giant Amazon.com Inc a total of 4 million roubles (US$16,150) for failing to remove illegal content, Interfax reported. According to the court’s ruling, Amazon had failed to delete banned content related to drug use and suicide.

It is the first such fine imposed on Amazon, while other US-based giants have come under pressure in Russia in recent months, with Meta being labelled as an ‘extremist’. On the other hand, Google and Apple received fines for refusing to localise the Russian users’ database in Russian territory.