Pavel Durov responded to the warning Telegram lock
Moscow. June 23. INTERFAX.RU the Creator of Telegram, Pavel Durov said the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov, who threatened to lock the messenger, calling the initiative “against state interests”.
“It is ironic that on the agenda in Russia, no lock controlled USA Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger, but is being actively discussed, the lock is neutral with respect to Russia Telegram. As soon as a Telegram is blocked, the correspondence of Russian officials, their friends and relatives, and other sensitive data via WhatsApp/Viber will be performed, controlled by America cloud Apple iCloud/Google Drive”, — he wrote on his page “Vkontakte”.
According to Durov, from the outside it looks like sabotage state interests. “What’s the point from the point of view of national security of Russia?”, — asks the Creator of the Telegram.
Today, the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov turned to the owner of Telegram Pavel Durov from the requirement to provide data to enable messenger in the registry. In case of refusal, the head of Roskomnadzor has threatened to messenger lock.
“In the case of an actual refusal to perform the duties of the organizer of information dissemination, Telegram in Russia should be blocked. Until then, until we receive the required information”, — said the head of Roskomnadzor. He noted that the time allotted to Roskomnadzor by law for making the decision expires.