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Google caught up in Russia's battle with Telegram

April 23, 2018

"Russia has started blocking some Google (GOOGL) services, accusing the search company of helping Telegram bypass a ban on its encrypted messaging service.

Roskomnadzor, Russia's telecommunication regulator, said Sunday that despite a court order Google has not complied with a request to prevent Telegram from using its IP addresses in order to continue operate."

Ivana Kottasov. (2018) Google: Russia blocks some services in battle with Telegram. Retrieved April 23, 2018, from

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Freedom of Expression
Telecommunication (Includes Net Neutrality)