The government will not prohibit Telegram, but do not exclude lock messenger if necessary
17.12.2015 Erika J. Wells 0 Comments
Work Telegram messenger in Russia is not prohibited. This was stated press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov in interview to TV channel “Russia 24”. According to him, it is only about how to “organize the work of the messengers”.
“By the way, no one is not going to prohibit, and, if I’m not mistaken, the idea is simply to streamline the use of messengers not from the point of view of obtaining the personal data of users, and for the introduction of at least some identification”, he said, explaining that this is necessary from a safety point of view.
He also said that in presidential administration also use Telegram. “It is very convenient for chatting with journalists, with members of the presidential pool, it is very convenient for quick alerts to forward questions to answer and so on”, — added Sands.
“No restrictions, no actions that will complicate the work with the messengers, will not” — he concluded. The press Secretary also informed that in the Kremlin do not use social networks, because I prefer live communication.
In early November, first Deputy head of the constitutional Committee of the state Duma Alexander Ageev has addressed in FSB with the request to forbid Telegram, citing the fact that the terrorists of the “Islamic state” use this application. The service Creator Pavel Durov, in turn, has offered in principle to prohibit the use of words. “I propose to ban words. There is information that they communicate to the terrorists,” he wrote. The Minister of communications Nikolay Nikiforov then expressed the view that a lock Telegram will simply force terrorists to move to the same messengers: it is necessary not to block means of communication, and to identify and prosecute criminals.
Meanwhile, as it became known “TASS”, the FSB has taken note of the proposal Ageeva restrict Russia’s access to Telegram. In Department do not exclude that member provided the information “will be required”, said in response to the parliamentary inquiry. The answer signed by the head of service of FSB Alexey Sedov.