On October 7, 2021, the Tagansky Court sent Federal Bailiff Service (FSSP) orders to enforce orders to collect administrative fines of 26 million rubles from Facebook for failure to remove prohibited information on 8 protocols of Roskomnadzor. The company has no representative office in Russia and is not going to open it yet, but there is business here, and the income for 2020 in the Russian segment of the social network and all its services have been, according to some estimates, from 12 billion to 39 billion rubles. It is unclear how the FSB will collect fines from Facebook.
On Sept. 29, a Moscow court. satisfied Facebook’s request and extended the deadline for the company to voluntarily pay the 26 million rubles in fines until October 4, 2021. Lawyers of the company reported in the text of the document that Facebook had some problems with the payment. As a result, the payment was never made by them.
Truth on October 4 by Facebook representatives called Roskomnadzor to draw up a protocol for repeated violation of Russian law, the fine for which will be from 1/20 to 1/10 of the annual turnover of the Internet company. The final amount of the turnover fine for Facebook under this protocol will be determined at the court hearing. The maximum fine in this case could be from 1.2 billion rubles to 3.9 billion rubles.
Facebook now owes 70 million rubles on all current fines. It had until September 29 to pay 26 million rubles in fines, and another 17 million rubles by October 19.
On September 16, the Tagansky Court of Moscow sent to the Bailiff Service new materials with regard to Twitter on the forced collection from the administration of the company of multimillion-dollar fines imposed on it for numerous violations of Russian law, but not paid by the company so far. Now at the base of the FSSP four enforcement proceedings – 8312798/21/99001-IP (for 3.3 million rubles), 8312911/21/99001-IP (for 3.2 million rubles) and 8312799/21/99001-IP (for 2.4 million rubles) and 3567581/20/99001-IP (for 4 million rubles). Twitter continues to challenge the decisions of bailiffs. The company believes that no enforcement proceedings should be initiated against it, as it is not registered in Russia, and is not going to pay the fines.