Russia asks Google and Apple to remove Telegram from stores: Ifax
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's state telecommunications regulator said on Tuesday it had sent requests to Google and Apple asking them to remove the Telegram messenger service from their application stores, the Interfax news agency reported.
The watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said on Monday it had begun blocking access to Telegram, implementing a decision by a Russian court.
(Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Jason Neely)
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