- After several years of attempts to ban the Telegram in Russia, local authorities have finally decided to cancel the ban on the messenger in the nation.
- Russia's federal service for supervision of communications, information technology and mass media, has officially lifted it’s two year long ban.
After several years of unsuccessful attempts to ban the Telegram app in Russia, local authorities have finally decided to cancel the ban on the encrypted messenger service in the nation
Russia's federal service for supervision of communications, information technology and mass media (Roskomnadzor), has officially lifted it’s two year long ban on the Telegram app.
In an official statement that was published earlier this week on Thursday, the federal service announced that the authority has removed requirements restricting the access to the application in agreement with the prosecutor general of Russia. In announcing the news, Roskomnadzor highlighted all the willingness that the CEO of Telegram, Pavel Durov has in confronting terrorism and extremism.
Allegedly, this announcement comes in response to a recent statement from the CEO you claim that the app and it’s team have been actively combating terrorism and extremism on the messenger whilst insuring use of privacy on the platform. In a post on the 4th of June, the CEO further highlighted at the company events in thousands of public statements encouraging violence each month. He further said: