Reddit threatens to be fined for the first time by Russian authorities for failing to comply with the country’s censorship laws.
According to a judge in Moscow, the internet company failed to remove “prohibited messages”, reports the Russian news agency Interfax.
Reddit can be fined 4 million rubles. The platform risks that fine because it would have left “deliberately incorrect information” on its pages about the actions of the Soviet Union during World War II.
Also, Reddit would not have acted against posts discrediting Russia’s military.
Russia fined many international internet platforms for failing to comply with censorship, which has been tightened since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Google, the parent company of YouTube, the organization behind the online encyclopedia Wikipedia and the streaming service Twitch, among others, received such fines.