Russian Government Fines Twitch For Containing “Fake” Content About Massacre In Bucha
The Twitch platform has been fined by the Russian government. (photo: twitter @twitch)

JAKARTA - A court in Russia has fined streaming service Twitch 2 million rubles (Rp 487) for hosting a short video containing what it calls "false" information about alleged Russian war crimes in the Ukrainian city of Bucha on Tuesday, August 16.

Russia has repeatedly threatened to fine major sites, including Google, Twitter and Wikipedia. They are accused of hosting "fake" content related to his military campaign in Ukraine.

According to the Kommersant newspaper reported, the Court accused Twitch, a US-based live streaming service popular with video gamers, of failing to remove a 31-second clip of a girl from the city of Bucha. However, they did not mention the specific content of the video.

Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters about the fine.

Ukraine and its allies have accused Russian forces of carrying out atrocities in Bucha, a Kyiv satellite city, after Moscow launched its invasion in February. Russia, meanwhile, has denied the allegations.

Previously, the RIA also reported that the Telegram app was also punished with two fines totaling 11 million rubles (Rp 2.6 billion) for refusing to remove a channel that allegedly shows how to "sabotage" military vehicles and hold "unreliable data" on progress. Russia.


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