Google partially made concessions to Roskomnadzor and began to remove from the search feed Internet resources banned in USA. At the same time, sites are blocked in manual mode. Previously, Google ignored the requirements of the supervisory authority and did not filter the search for pages from a special registry, access to which should be closed. Roskomnadzor maintains a "black" list of sites.
To date, the cooperation between Google and the supervisory service is subject to special conditions. The company has been cleaning up the search for only a few weeks, and the removal of prohibited sites is done manually, since Google in each case checks the seriousness of the reasons for restricting access to the resource. As a result, about 2/3 of the links from the list are not included in the search results.
Starting from 2017, according to the new rules, all search engines in USA are required to monitor search results and remove sites from there that are on the list of the USA supervisory authority. Also, search engines must themselves be connected to this registry for the timely receipt of information about new resources. The "black" list of banned sites includes pages with extremist content, suicide propaganda, advertising of drugs, gambling, sites with pirated content.
Since sites are blocked only in relation to pages, access to which should be limited for users with a USA IP, they remain available for other countries. Thus, we are not talking about complete removal, search engines are obliged to filter the results according to geographic criteria.
The punishment for search engines that do not restrict access to links to prohibited sites in USA law are fines, the maximum amount of which is limited to 700,000 rubles. Search engines are also subject to penalties if they do not connect to the current information system to gain access to the list of prohibited resources.
Google has long resisted the obligation to filter search results. As a result, the search engine received a penalty claim and paid 500 thousand rubles. Since Google is still not formally subject to the new rules, continuing to manually choose what to block and what not, the company may receive a second penalty already in a larger amount. At the same time, Roskomnadzor is already making hints that it is ready to initiate legislative amendments that will allow the agency to block the search engines themselves if they refuse to fulfill the necessary requirements.
The Topic of Article: Google undertook to remove from search results sites that are on the ”black” list of Roskomnadzor.