Roskomnadzor ready to block the messenger Telegram a few days if his owner Pavel Durov does not provide data for the registration of a company in the register of the organizers of disseminating information. The head of the Federal service Alexander Zharov said on air of the TV channel NTV, reports TASS.
“We use the last possibility of communication and dialogue. I can’t say that we are ready to block the Telegram tomorrow, but I repeat that time is limited — it is estimated days. We will these days to wait for the answer of Pavel Durov” — said Zharov.
According to him, the owner of the Telegram “consistently demonstrates legal nihilism” and puts at risk the lives of millions of people. “The failure of Mr. Durov to provide the keys to information all the intelligence agencies of the world — as far as I know, the terrorists continue to kill people with impunity using this channel of communication,” — said the head of Roskomnadzor.
Zharov said that “the optimistic variant of the” messenger will be entered in the register after the answer Durov, “Paul V. demonstrates that he is willing to work in the Russian legal field, and yet everything.”
On June 23, owner of the Telegram, answered the reproach of the head of Roskomnadzor about the allegedly neutral attitude to the terrorists. He invited the officials to see the daily statistics of locks.
Before Zharov threatened Durov lock Telegram to Russia in case his company will not provide the data necessary to make messenger in the registry of the organizers of disseminating information. The owner of the service called paradoxical position of the Supervisory authority, given that the Telegram is neutral with respect to Russia. In turn, the head of the regulator said that the actor is neutral with respect to terrorists, hinting at the fact that they are using the Telegram for communication and coordination of crime.