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The Russian state regulator, Roskomnadzor, has introduced that seven social networks shall be fined for failing to adjust to calls for to delete calls to protest, after supporters of Alexey Navalny marketed demonstrations on-line.

American tech giants Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, together with Chinese video-sharing app TikTok and Russian websites VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, will every be pressured to pay between 800,000 and 4 million rubles ($10,500 and $52,000).

Last week, previous to Saturday’s demonstrations in help of the jailed opposition determine, Roskomnadzor revealed its concern that social media was getting used to encourage minors to take part in unsanctioned protests. In explicit, the regulator pointed the finger on the video-sharing app TikTok. In a press launch, Roskomnadzor introduced {that a} whole of 170 unlawful requires protest weren’t faraway from the web “in a timely manner.”

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“Social networks Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, and video-host YouTube will be fined for failure to comply with the requirements to prevent the spread of calls to minors to participate in unsanctioned rallies on January 23,” the assertion mentioned.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that round 300 youngsters have been arrested at protests all through the nation, the youngest being simply 9 years outdated.

“In Moscow, about 70 [were arrested and], in St. Petersburg, about 30,” Children’s Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova wrote on Facebook on Saturday night. “The children were detained until their parents arrived. The police tried to get the little ones out of the crowd as quickly as possible to save them from tragedy, which fortunately did not happen.”

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On Tuesday, the Speaker of Russia’s parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, informed Radio Komsomolskaya Pravda that “children cannot be used [by politicians] in a civilized society.”

“Why attract children to such events by agitating them on social media, showing them videos?” he requested. “[We] are against that. Leave the children alone. Let children have their childhood.”

On January 23, greater than 100 cities in Russia noticed supporters of jailed opposition determine Navalny take to the streets, with hundreds protesting towards his detainment. Navalny was remanded in custody on January 18 after arriving again in Russia from Germany. He is accused of violating the phrases of a three-and-a-half-year suspended sentence he obtained in 2014, when he was discovered responsible of embezzling 30 million rubles ($400,000) from two corporations, together with the French cosmetics model Yves Rocher.

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