Telegram to block certain content for Ukrainian users

Telegram messenger
Telegram messenger

Having received a corresponding request from Apple, Telegram will restrict access to some channels for users in Ukraine, the app’s founder Pavel Durov said on April 24.

Durov added that he initially proposed to restrict Russian and Ukrainian Telegram channels to curb the spread of "military propaganda" at the very beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. However, this was ultimately not implemented due to user feedback.

“We received official letters from Apple stating that certain changes are unavoidable, at least for users accessing Telegram on iPhones with Ukrainian SIM cards...,” said Durov.

“To remain available to our users, Telegram must comply with requests from the App Store. If it were solely up to us, we would always provide our users with what they ask for: uncensored access to information and opinions to make their own decisions. However, it's not always up to us.”

Read also: Telegram messenger is a threat to Ukraine’s national security — Budanov

Earlier, it was reported that Telegram had received a list of potentially problematic channels from the Ukrainian authorities and was reviewing them.

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