Apr 23, 2018

Russia Telegram ban hits Google and Amazon services

Google, Amazon and other services inside Russia have been hit by the country's bids to stop people using the Telegram messaging app. Addresses used by Google and other cloud services were caught as Telegram was using their infrastructure. In a statement shared on Facebook and other social media, the Russian telecoms regulator Roskomnadzor said it had blocked Google net or IP addresses because Telegram was using them. In a statement, Google said: "We are aware of reports that some users in Russia are unable to access some Google products, and are investigating those reports." Amazon has not yet responded to a request for a statement from the BBC. It said that other services were being caught by the block because Telegram had been seeking to keep running by regularly changing the net addresses it used.

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