Roskomnadzor bans over 300 WhatsApp IP addresses – to unban hour later

Roskomnadzor bans over 300 WhatsApp IP addresses – to unban hour later

Also blocked: an IP address of Facebook, 18 IP addresses of Russian hosting provider Selectel and a few dozen addresses of other Russian companies.

Roskomnadzor put 329 IP addresses of the WhatsApp messenger into the register of prohibited sites. Philip Kulin, an activist tracking the blocking process reported this.

Meduza checked some of the WhatsApp IP addresses the Roskomnadzor site marked as banned, stating that access to them was limited by the decision of the General Prosecutor's Office on 31.27.2018 / Id2971-18. The court order has resulted in millions of IP addresses belonging to popular hosting providers added to the register as Roskomnadzor was going out of its way to block Telegram.

Also blocked: an IP address of Facebook, 18 IP addresses of Russian hosting provider Selectel and a few dozen addresses of other Russian companies.

Tagansky District Court of Moscow ruled to ban Telegram immediately for its refusal to hand over its encryption keys to the FSB on April 13, 2018.

Roskomnadzor is trying to interfere with the messenger’s operations, blocking millions of IP addresses belonging to Amazon, Google and other popular hosting providers. Many services and online games have been experiencing difficulties because of this. Meanwhile, Telegram has lost just a few percents of its Russian-speaking users in the first month of the ban.

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