In Russia may block Viber, WhatsApp and Telegram

В России могут заблокировать Viber, WhatsApp и Telegram

Popular instant messengers under the threat of blocking in Russia

Experts say that today, under the threat of blocking in Russia proved to be popular messengers Viber, WhatsApp and Telegram. This information is confirmed in Roskomnadzor, in particular, in an interview with Pravda.Ru the representative of the Ministry said that such measures in respect of any of the messenger can become a reality.

“Yes, WhatsApp, Viber and Telegram can be blocked tomorrow if the decision is taken by the competent authorities. Technically there are no prohibitive problems: this can be a lock as a simple and very clever,” said the representative of Roskomnadzor.

It should be noted that recently Russia has blocked a number of messengers due to the failure of developers to pass intelligence information, personal user data and information about their activity. Also earlier in Russia was the social network Linkedin blocked due to failure to migrate to the country of personal data of Russian citizens within the framework of the “law of Spring”.

Recall, Roskomnadzor made the list of banned resources ‘ messenger BlackBerry, Imo and Line, the list also turned out to be an audiovisual chat Vchat.

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