Telegram reported the lock on 78 channels in 12 languages, proscribed in Russia the organization “Islamic state”. This is stated in the official statement.
“We were concerned to learn that ISIS uses public channels Telegram to propaganda. We have carefully studied received reports and took appropriate measures to block channels,” the statement said.
As noted Slon, Creator of the messenger, Pavel Durov said that were removed public chat and correspondence terrorists, as the service does not have access to private conversations of users. According to the source, the channels were removed in the Telegram at the request of Apple, which threatened to remove the app from the App Store.
Earlier this week, the first Deputy head of the constitutional Committee of the state Duma Alexander Ageev has asked the FSB to consider the possibility of blocking Telegram in Russia, if it is confirmed information about the use of this application by terrorists of the ISIL.
On Wednesday, Russian Minister of communications Nikolai Nikiforov said that the proposed MPs lock Telegram will not help in the fight against terrorists will simply use other similar technologies; must not block means of communication, and to identify and pursue criminals, he said.
In the Telegram noted that any user can inform the service about illegal content. “We can identify and block public channels on the appeal, sent to the address email@example.com,” said the company. In the next update of messenger will be added to the “Report” function, which will give the opportunity to report inappropriate content in the public domain.