26 May 2018 15:45

Telegram blocking methods need adjustment - Deputy PM Akimov

ST.PETERSBURG. May 26 (Interfax) - An adjustment of methods used to block the Telegram messaging application is needed, as is the search for a balance between security and freedoms, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov said.

"The search for balance is under way. This means that there has to be an adjustment. And this is about not only methods, but also about searching for balance in a complex contradiction, in an objective conflict between security and the freedoms and rights, technologies," Akimov said during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday.