Russia fines Meta $27 million over banned content: court

In this illustration photo taken in Los Angeles on October 28, 2021, a person watches on a smartphone Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveil the META logo. (Photo: AFP)

A Moscow court slapped Meta (formerly Facebook) with a huge fine on Friday for failing to remove illegal content.

The company was fined 1.9 billion rubles, ($27 million), the court's press service said on messaging app Telegram.