A Russian court fined Meta Platforms Inc’s WhatsApp messenger 18 million rubles ($298,507) on Thursday for an alleged failure to localize user data on Russian territory, the TASS news agency reported.
The fine follows an earlier penalty for Snapchat owner Snap Inc. for a similar offense.
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