The creator of Telegram spoke about blocking “tens of thousands” of calls for terrorist attacks in Russian

Creator of the Telegram messenger Pavel Durov told in his channel about preventing “tens of thousands” of attempts to call for terrorist attacks in a few days. Thousands of users, he said, are blocked.

“4 days ago, Russian-speaking Telegram users began to complain about messages from strangers calling for terrorist attacks,” the businessman said. Within an hour of receiving such complaints, we applied a number of technical and organizational measures to prevent this activity.”

He said that starting next week, users from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus will be able to limit the circle of those who can send them private messages.

Earlier, Russian media reported that Russians began to receive massive proposals to carry out terrorist attacks after the attack on the Crocus City Hall concert hall near Moscow, in which more than 140 people were killed. Edition “Base” claimedthat children often received messages. In addition, state media reported that the suspects in the attack on Crocus were recruited through a telegram channel.

On March 28, Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the Kremlin believes that the messenger is “increasingly becoming a tool in the hands of terrorists.” “We would expect more attention from Pavel Durov,” he said.

  • At the beginning of March, Pavel Durov gave his first interview to journalists in 7 years. In it, he actually announced Telegram’s entry into the stock exchange. According to him, the messenger is valued at $30 billion. A few days later, he reported that the company had borrowed $330 million by issuing bonds that he said were bought by “high-quality global funds with impeccable reputations.”
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