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Why Russia slaps fines on Facebook, Telegram?

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Russian authorities on Thursday ordered Facebook and the messaging app Telegram to pay steep fines for failing to remove banned content, a move that could be part of growing government efforts to tighten control over social media platforms amid political dissent. A Moscow court fined Facebook a total of 17 million rubles (roughly USD 236,000) and Telegram 10 million rubles (USD 139,000).