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Tik Tok implicated for promoting the bad side of LGBT and feminism, Russia imposes a heavy fine

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Russian court fines Tik Tok $51,000
Tik Tok has been accused of showing the bad side of LGBT and feminism
Streaming service Twitch fined for airing Ukraine war-related interviews

Moscow, Russia on Tuesday imposed a heavy fine on Chinese video streaming app Tik Tok for spreading LGBT propaganda. According to a report by the Reuters news agency, this fine was imposed for failing to remove material that violates Russian laws on “LGBT propaganda”. Tagansky District Court in Moscow found in a hearing that TikTok, a subsidiary of Beijing-based IT company ByteDance, violated the country’s laws. The court fined Tik Tok 3 million rubles ($51,000). According to the news agency’s report, TikTok has been accused of promoting the wrong side of non-traditional, LGBT, feminism and mainstream sexual values ​​on its platform.

Twitch fined for supporting Ukraine
The Twitch streaming service was forced to make a video interview with a Ukrainian politician. Russia fined the company 4 million rubles ($68,000) for calling the video interview fake. Amazon-owned Twitch was facing a lawsuit over allegations of interviewing Oleksey Erestovich, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Let us tell you that at the beginning of this year, Twitch was fined 3 million rubles for one such interview.

15 years in prison for campaigning against the army
After the start of the Russian army’s special military operation in Ukraine, Russia passed a new law prohibiting defamation of the armed forces. This law provides for a prison sentence of up to 15 years for spreading propaganda against the army. Along with this, strict warnings have also been given to foreign technology companies against violating this law.

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