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Russia has fined Google 4 million rubles ($ 50,000) for failing to delete "false" information about Russia's special operation in Ukraine, Reuters and TASS reported.

Russia's Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) said earlier this month that it was taking steps to punish Google for "spreading fake news" on YouTube, having previously warned the US company. that she will be fined if she does not meet the requirements.

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After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Google banned ads for Russian users, and the Kremlin accused YouTube of inciting "information warfare" after the video platform blocked Russian state media.

The Russian regulator also warned that the Google Translate service offered some users the option to change the phrase "dear Russians" to "dead Russians".

However, similar variants of the phrase are not available when using other national languages.

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