Roskomnadzor demands to remove Telegram from all app stores

© RIA Novoselovoy Telegram messenger. Archival photoRoskomnadzor demands to remove Telegram from all app stores© RIA Novosti

Roskomnadzor began a legally significant correspondence with all the app stores about the removal of the Telegram, told RIA Novosti the head of Department Alexander Zharov.

Do you support the decision to block Telegram?

  • Yes, the security of the state above all else
  • No, it’s too hasty decision
  • I don’t care I don’t use it

Results

  • 31.6%

    Yes, the security of the state above all else

  • 46.1%

    No, it’s too hasty decision

  • 22.3%

    I don’t care I don’t use it

All prosegregation Moscow court on Friday upheld the claim of Roskomnadzor about blocking Telegram messenger in Russia in connection with the failure to pass the FSB encryption keys. The court allowed to block Telegram immediately, without waiting for the decision of the appeal. The court has sent the decision to Roskomnadzor. Messenger will be blocked in Russia, yet will not give the government the keys to decrypt user messages, the court decided.

«Since the court’s decision obliges the Roskomnadzor or other entity to cease the creation of technical conditions for the access to the service… until the implementation of the requirements of the court (referring to the courts on claims of FSB), we are currently started the legal holds correspondence with all app stores,» — said Zharov.

The legal term for the removal of the stores is not defined, added the Minister.

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