After several years of unsuccessful efforts to permanently ban renowned messaging app ‘Telegram’ within Russia, the native authorities have finally decided to cancel the ban on the encrypted messenger within the country.
Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, also referred to as Roskomnadzor, has officially lifted the two-year-long ban implemented on Telegram.
Within a recent statement on Thursday, Roskomnadzor said that the authority has lifted all the requirements restricting the access to the Telegram messenger in agreement with the Prosecutor General of Russia.
While adding further, Roskomnadzor revealed that the regulator commends Telegram CEO Pavel Durov’s willingness to confront terrorism as well as extremism. The news apparently arrives in response to a recent statement from Durov revealing that the Telegram team has been actively combating terrorism along with extremism related activities on the messenger while ensuring its user privacy.
Also within an earlier post published on 4th June, Telegram’s CEO added that they are preventing thousands of public statements encouraging violence every month. Durov said: