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Roskomnadzor: WhatsApp and Viber are not included in the register, because the FSB has claims only to Telegram

The registry information dissemination organizers (ARI) is no WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, because security forces have no complaints to these services, reported  the press service Roskomnadzor. As follows from the words of representatives of the department, such questions arose only to Telegram.

Inclusion of services in the ARI registry is carried out on the basis of the submission of the authority that has the function of operative-search activity. At a time when the submission of the companies you have referred to, we will report this.


Roskomnadzor brought Telegram to the register at the end of June 2017. Then the founder of the messenger Pavel Durov gave a link to open information about the service, and the department was enough of this information. Those who are present in the registry are required to store information about users and, on request, cooperate with law enforcement agencies. Inclusion of Telegram in the ARI was the reason for the FSB’s claims and the blocking of the messenger on the territory of Russia.

According to the law, under the definition of the organizers of the dissemination of information, any Internet services in which you can correspond can be used. Head of the Ministry of Communications Nikolai Nikiforov urged to ask questions not only Telegram, but also other messengers, but WhatsApp, Viber and many other services are still not included in the register.
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