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Roskomnadzor has blocked chat apps LINE and BlackBerry Imo for refusing to cooperate with the authorities

Roscomnadzor made in the register of banned instant messaging LINE, BlackBerry, and Imo, who refused to register as information distributors, reports on Tuesday Roskomsvoboda. Also the list includes audio-visual chat Vchat.

Lock messengers was confirmed by the representative of Roscomnadzor Vadim Ampelonskiy. The services were blocked after he refused to provide the authorities with data about their users and their activity in the services messaging.

“We are working with the authorities conducting operational-investigative activities systematically fill the register of the organizers of disseminating information. Those who do not respond, are under lock — in full accordance with the law,” said Ampelonskiy. The official didn’t tell what other messengers have been sent requests.

“All will learn as decision-making in relation to specific services,” he said.

The organizers of the dissemination of information, according to the Russian legislation, can be considered physical and legal persons owning a Internet sites that allows to send email messages. In the appropriate registry of Roskomnadzor are already popular Internet services, such as,, and others.

Developed by Japan’s Line messenger is most popular among the four entered in the register of Roskomnadzor services.

Previously, the Agency has blocked the website of online radio Zello, which is popular among truckers. The service refused to comply with the rules for organizers of information distribution, that is, to monitor the users and to provide information about Russian law enforcement.

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