An expert on Telegram’s blocking: this war will be eternal

An expert on Telegram's blocking: this war will be eternal

An expert on Telegram’s blocking: this war will be eternal

Blocking Telegram by blocking IP addresses is impossible, this war can last forever, says Internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev.

In his opinion, the existing locking mechanism is ineffective, since Telegram is not a site, but an application, and it is impossible to block it by blocking IP addresses.

“The war will continue forever, even considering that the client part of Telegram is open source, it can be analyzed and understood how it works.” Anyway, Telegram will be able to update its software, “Dmitry Marynichyov told RIA Novosti.

He added that anything can fall under the lock, and this situation with a lockdown makes it necessary to install programs to bypass it.

Roskomnadzor on April 16 began to block the Telegram messenger in Russia by the decision of Tagansky court of Moscow because of refusal to transfer the FSB encryption keys. As Telegram started to use Amazon and Google hosting to bypass the blocking, Roskomnadzor began blocking the IP addresses of these companies, which were used by the messenger.

In addition, on the night of April 27, Roskomnadzor entered into the register of banned sites separate IP-addresses of the largest Russian Internet companies – Yandex, VKontakte and Odnoklassnikov, as well as Twitter and Facebook. The Roscomnadzor attributed the IP addresses of Internet companies to technological features of the system.

After the beginning of the blocking of Telegram, Roskomnadzor already filed the first claim for 5 million rubles. At the same time, it is not clear whether a technical examination was carried out, which could confirm or deny the statement that problems with access to the site are due precisely to the actions of Roskomnadzor.

As the press secretary of the president Dmitry Peskov said, the process of blocking Telegram turned out to be more complicated than it seemed earlier, but this does not mean that the court decision does not need to be executed.

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