Chapter “Roskomnadzor” Alexander Zharov called the current system of locks not effective against the messenger Telegram, reports news agency RNS.
“It’s not for me to assess the effectiveness of the actions of Roskomnadzor, it’s too early to sum up. It was a judgment that we execute. Obviously, the existing blocking system, which implies blocking by operators by the signature of an IP address, DNS … it does not have the effect that we should have if we talked about blocking, but we are now talking about countering the dissemination of prohibited information on the territory of the Russian Federation, ”said Alexander Zharov.
At the same time, Roskomnadzor continues to block IP addresses used by Telegram: therefore, sometimes the messenger loads on the smartphone more slowly, the head of the institution said. Finally, Zharov said that “the methods and methods of blocking are constantly being improved.”
Telegram has been blocked in Russia since April of last year, when the Tagansky District Court of Moscow allowed the claim of Roskomnadzor. The managers of the messenger refused to transfer to the FSB employees the keys for encrypting messages that are used in user correspondence.