Russia bans foreign messaging apps

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WhatsApp, Telegram and many other apps have been banned in an attempt to crack down on foreign interference
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WhatsApp, Telegram and many other apps have been banned in an attempt to crack down on foreign interference

The Russian internet watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has banned several foreign messaging applications from being used in government and state agencies.

The move follows the enactment of a law known as On information, information technology, and information protection. The section of the law controlling the use of apps like WhatsApp and Telegram...

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