RACE leader Kavkalyuk: Moldovan authorities want to restrict access and censor Telegram
CHISINAU, December 20 – RIA Novosti. Moldovan authorities plan to restrict access to Telegram and TikTok and control messages on social networks, assures Georgy Kavkalyuk, a representative of the Building Europe at Home party, former deputy head of the General Commissar of Police of the Republic.
On the eve of the press service of the President of Moldova reported that the Supreme Security Council of the Republic held a meeting on cybersecurity. In addition, Alexander Musteata, head of the Information and Security Service (ISS), expressed regret Monday that authorities were unable to control Telegram channels that allegedly spread disinformation.
“I met with some of my colleagues from different structures, such as the Ministry of Interior and SIS, who will form a working group today. The tasks of this group are to study international practices, especially countries such as the United Arab Emirates and China, Moldova (authorities – ed.) that they cannot control and alternative sources of information. He asked how to ban several types of communication apps from which he was created. The first target was Telegram, then TikTok.” channel.
It also assures that the authorities intend to “establish a mechanism to censor messages on social networks.” According to him, the country leadership is ready to buy software to intercept messages in applications used by citizens, such as Viber, WatsApp.
“The new wiretapping software should be operational as soon as changes to the SIS law are approved, making it possible for anyone to be heard and prosecuted without a court order,” Kavkalyuk said. said.
Earlier, the presidential administration announced that the official Telegram channel of Moldovan President Maia Sandu, and then a number of other officials, including ministers and high-ranking officials, was hacked. Moldovan intelligence services sought assistance from the administration of the Telegram application to investigate the hack, but claimed that they did not receive a response.
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