Russia has no plans to block WhatsApp

Russia Materials 22 March 2022 12:09 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 22. Russia is not seeking to block WhatsApp, Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building Andrey Klishas told TASS, Trend reports.

Earlier, Head of Russia's Civic Chamber's working group to protect internet users Alexander Malkevich called to ban WhatsApp in Russia right after blocking Facebook and Instagram social networks.

He told TASS that WhatsApp also contained a huge amount of false information. After this, information on possible imminent blocking of WhatsApp began to spread on Telegram channels, in particular.

In order to clarify the issue, Klishas stated that Russia had no plans to blocking WhatsApp.