Russia fines Twitter

A Russian court fined Twitter Friday for not removing posts that encouraged minors to participate in protests, The Associated Press reported.

The court’s ruling comes after Russian telecommunications watchdog pressured the platform to remove the content or be blocked.

The court found Twitter guilty on three counts of violating regulations on restricting unlawful content, ordering it to pay three fines adding up to 8.9 million rubles, or about $117,000, the AP reported.