Telegram app should be banned in Ukraine for martial law period — political analyst Koshel
The head of Ukraine's Committee of Voters, political scientist Oleksiy Koshel believes that the Telegram messaging app should be banned in Ukraine because of the threat of personal data breaches and Russian information operations
He expressed this opinion on the Espreso TV channel.
"Something must finally be done about Telegram in Ukraine. Not even something to do with it, but to ban this network during the period of martial law. Because with the help of Telegram, Russians may have access to personal data of Ukrainians. Experts have already broken it down into molecules and outlined the areas in which we may have problems because of this network," Koshel explained.
The political scientist noted that Russia is trying to conduct information special operations through the Telegram network.
"We also need to stop the work of hostile information resources in Ukraine. For example, last fall, Ukraine spent a week discussing the death of Kadyrov and then Putin. Russia's two information special operations worked. The fact remains. And they succeeded in all of this through Telegram channels," he added.
On November 3, National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov considers the Telegram messenger a threat to Ukraine's national security, as it allows for anonymous channels with a large audience.