The state Duma has closed the official channel in Telegram messenger. A message was posted on the channel two hours before its removal on Friday, April 28. Currently, the publication is not available, but the screenshot is at the disposal “of the Tape.ru”.
“In our work we try to support the General trend of openness in the work of Parliament. However, the telegram does not allow for comments”, — stated in the message. It was also stressed that for the lower house of Parliament “user feedback is most important”.
It was noted that the wording of the channel considers the experiment a success. At the time of this writing, the channel has signed up more than 2.3 million users of the messenger.
Earlier on Friday, the Chairman of the Duma Committee on information policy, information technologies and communications Leonid Levin suggested that social networks are the most relevant tool for disseminating information on the activities of the state Duma. He stressed that this approach provides a direct dialogue with the voter.
The state Duma has launched official accounts in Facebook, Instagram, Odnoklassniki, Twitter, Facebook and Telegram of 27 April, the Day of Russian parliamentarism. Their contents will be the responsibility of professional journalists, noted in the lower house.