The collaborator of the investigation department FBK Georgy Alburov published a screenshot with a complaint from an unnamed provider for the ban on VPN advertising in VKontakte. In support of the social network explained the denial of advertising means to bypass the blocking decision of the administration.
Позорники из Вконтакте теперь отказываются рекламировать VPN pic.twitter.com/gtBQLQiN0o
— Георгий Албуров (@alburov) April 20, 2018
Concerning Telegram in “VKontakte” they noted that they have the right to refuse advertising of competitor services and projects with a similar sphere of activity, according to the rules . After blocking the messenger in Russia, the VKontakte administration started helping channel authors and offered free advertising, and also advised users to set up a VPN.