Russia has fined Facebook and Telegram.

The social media companies allegedly refused to remove certain content.

Facebook has to pay 17 million rubles, converted about 194,000 euros.

Telegram was fined 10 million rubles, equivalent to about 114,000 euros.

Recently, several online messaging services and social media in Russia have been fined, including for failing to delete calls to protests directed at young people.

The latest investigations came after the jail sentence of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, which sparked large protests in January.

In April, Twitter was already fined for not removing certain content, because stories about child porn and drug abuse were circulating.

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