Russia threatens to block Telegram messaging app

June 23, 2017 MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Friday accused the Telegram messaging app of violating Russian legislation and said it could be blocked if it did not provide the watchdog with information about the company that controls Telegram. Roskomnadzor’s head Alexander Zharov said in a letter published on the regulator’s website that time was running out for Telegram to provide Roskomnadzor with the necessary information. (Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Christian Lowe) Powered by WPeMatico

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