The bill on the termination block messenger Telegram in Russia today was submitted to the Duma. The corresponding document appeared in the automated system to ensure the legislative activity of the Parliament.
As said one of the authors of the bill MP Fedor Tumusov, it now contains a provision on the need for approval by the government list of messenger used to publish official information about the activities of state bodies, as well as for the publication of information in times of emergency.
According to the MP, at the introduction of the first bill on unlocking Telegram Minkomsvyazi feared that lock a resource for the transmission of allegedly official information available to all, including "bad people", but the deputies proposed that "the State indicated itself channels through which distributes important for information to citizens. "
"I doubt that Telegram is such a channel, it is not necessary, our refinement takes questions raised by the Ministry of Communications, and opens the way to unlock Telegram», - explained Tumusov.
The explanatory note to the bill states that the Russian state agencies use the Telegram as "one of its major information resources." With the help of messenger agencies including talk about the government response to the epidemic coronavirus, which means that "designated service fulfills an important social function."
Note that the Ministry of Communications bill does not support , pointing to the vagueness of the language and the possibility of many abuses on the part of messengers after its adoption.
For its part, the founder Pavel Durov Telegram strongly welcomes the initiative of the State Duma of the "Fair Russia", stressing that the unblocking would allow Telegram thirty million Russian people are more comfortable to use the service. In addition, it could have a positive impact on the innovative development and national security.
Recall messenger Telegram blocked in Russia since April 2018 by a court in connection with the failure of the Russian legislation to provide the FSB keys to decrypt the messages of users.