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Russian Authorities Disagree Over Lifting Telegram Ban

Russian Authorities Disagree Over Lifting Telegram Ban
A girl rushing through the street and talking on the phone. Irbit, Russia
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A major state authority in Russia has objected to the State Duma’s proposal to cancel the ban on Telegram’s encrypted messenger in the country.

Russia’s Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, also known as MinComSvyaz, doesn’t support a recent initiative to lift the two-year-long Telegram ban, local news agency Interfax reports May 26.

On April 22, two deputies at the State Duma proposed a draft bill on terminating the ban of Telegram in Russia due to the coronavirus outbreak…

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