Durov denied the allegations that the Telegram neutral to terrorism

© RIA Novosti / Valery Legitimerade fotobienale in the social network Vkontakte Pavel Durov. Archival photoDurov denied the allegations that the Telegram neutral to terrorism© RIA Novosti / Valery Legitimerade the image Bank

Telegram founder Pavel Durov has rejected statements by the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov that Telegram neutral to terrorism; since the beginning of this month, the messenger has blocked more than 5 thousand public channels and groups associated with its propaganda, said Durov.

The head of Roskomnadzor earlier this week called the team and personally Durov Telegram to fulfill the Russian legislation, giving the Department information for inclusion in the register of the organizers of disseminating information. Zharov noted that time to meet the requirements of the office is a bit. In case of further neglect, the messenger will be blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation. Durov said in response that blocking this neutral to Russia service is not in the interests of the country, as other messengers like Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger is controlled by the United States.

Later, the head of Roskomnadzor said that the actor is neutral with respect to terrorists and criminals who take advantage of his messenger, and totally ignores the safety of ordinary users Telegram.

«The head of Roskomnadzor was unable to explain why the campaign to transfer data of Russian citizens on servers of the American services. Instead, it from the pages of Facebook has accused the Telegram in the «neutral attitude» towards terrorism. This position is far from reality: only the beginning of this month Telegram was blocked more than 5 thousand public channels and groups associated with the advocacy of terrorism. Anyone can see statistics of the daily locking of the terrorists in the t channel.me/isiswatch,» — said Durov on his page in the social network «Vkontakte».

The founder of the Telegram also added that the messenger treats requests to remove terrorist material from around the world – and no country in the Telegram has not been blocked for non-existent «neutrality» in this issue.