Telegram founder Pavel Durov threatened to block the work of the messenger in Ukraine. But almost immediately he changed his mind.
Durov recently issued the following statement:
“We do not want Telegram to be used as a tool that exacerbates conflicts and incites ethnic hatred. In the event of an escalation of the situation, we will consider the possibility of partially or completely restricting work Telegram channels in the countries involved for the duration of the conflict"
According to him, recently Telegram has been increasingly used to spread fakes and unverified data related to the war, and the administration does not have the ability to check all publications for authenticity.
However, soon Durov promised not to limit the work of the messenger in Ukraine. According to him, "a lot of users have contacted us with a request not to consider disabling Telegram channels for the period of the conflict, since we are the only source of information for them.” But he urges users to "double-check and not take on faith the data that is published in Telegram channels during this difficult period."
A source: Pavel Durov