Russian parliament has just taken the steps to ban the encrypted messaging app, Telegram, from the country.
This comes as governments are beginning to crack down on websites that are beyond their control. Telegram boasts one of the largest social media user bases in the world, with many different correspondences that are beyond the scope of government monitoring.
The founders of Telegram are both Russian, so this is a very interesting move given that the company had just raised almost $2B.
This puts the telegram investors in a very interesting position. Without Russian endorsement, this may be another “pack your bags for Malta” situation.
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