The founder of the Telegram messenger Pavel Durov has found a compromise with the FSB, and the platform will not be blocked after other social networks.
This was announced by the deputy chairman of the Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications Oleg Matveichev. According to him, as long as the messenger remains neutral, no one will touch it. But Telegram does not need political engagement.
According to him, the FSB, together with Durov, came to a compromise. They managed to agree that people’s lives are important, because terrorists talk through Telegram.
Telegram has installed equipment to track dangerous subjects, and responds to requests as part of operational activities.
The State Duma deputy stressed that Telegram is “just a platform with various bloggers.” Facebook Instagram doesn’t censor or manipulate information. Of course, everything will change if Telegram allows you to publish calls for the murder of Russians.
Earlier, Pavel Durov called on users from Russia and Ukraine to treat with doubt any data that is being distributed in Telegram at this time. He is against Telegram being used as a tool that aggravates conflicts and incites ethnic strife.
On April 16, 2018, Roskomnadzor began blocking access to Telegram on the territory of the Russian Federation. Nevertheless, the messenger continued to work almost all day without proxy servers and VPN services. In order to bypass the blocking, the Telegram team used a well-known scheme in which the blocking by IP addresses used by Roskomnadzor becomes useless.
In June 2020, Roskomnadzor unblocked Telegram. . As Durov assured, there will be no changes in terms of personal data security — the right to confidentiality and secrecy of personal correspondence will remain the fundamental principle of Telegram in all countries.