Watchdog explains short muting of social nets by tech reasons
MOSCOW, Apr 27 (PRIME) -- The Russian communications service explained on Friday a short blocking of IP addresses of a number of big foreign and local social networks, amid the situation about TelegramТs closure, by technical reasons, and said the resources are muted no more.
Kommersant business daily reported earlier that the communications service had added several IP addresses of Internet giant Yandex and of social networks VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Facebook and Twitter to the register of banned websites. The list also contained IP addresses of Internet company Yahoo and Russian portal LiveInternet.
The authority said in a Facebook post, УIn view of media reports on blocking of IP addresses of Russian and foreign social networks we inform: IP addresses of social networks are free from any blocking. A short-term presence on the register (of banned resources) of certain IP addresses was caused by technological features of the systemТs work.Ф
The watchdog said it had not sent these addresses to connection operators to limit access to the resources.
The authority is closing the IP addresses used by Telegram, which was blocked nationwide earlier in April, which has provoked issues in work of some third-party resources.