Russian Internet Ombudsman acknowledges it is impossible to block Telegram

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Internet ombudsman associated difficulties with the fact that the messenger is not a site, but an application
18:09, 28 April 2018

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The existing blocking mechanism is ineffective and it is necessary to fight with the authors of illegal content, and not with the service. This was stated by the Russian Internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev, writes RIA Novosti.

According to him, the difficulties with the blocking of Telegram arose due to the fact that the messenger is not a site, but an application.

"And it's impossible to block it by blocking IP addresses, and the war will continue forever even with the fact that the client part of Telegram is open source, it can be analyzed and understood how it works," he said.

However, Marinichev added that Telegram will still be able to update its software and bypasses blocking with updates.

We recall, on April 6 Roskomnadzor filed a lawsuit to block Telegram on the territory of the Russian Federation. Earlier Telegram received an ultimatum demanding to transfer encryption keys from users' correspondence. In the messenger, the requirements were not met and on April 13 Tagansky Court of Moscow decided to satisfy the suit of Roskomnadzor and to block the Telegram messenger in Russia.

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