The founder of Telegram, Pavel Durov said that the company understands the concept of freedom of speech and how it implements the functionality of the messenger. He posted a message that outlined the boundaries of acceptable and gave examples of what to write and distribute the user Telegram, and that they will be blocked by the administration.
According to Durov, Telegram is the user’s direction in all that concerns their privacy, and never give in to pressure from the officials of different countries, when they crossed the line, demanding censorship to varying degrees in the messenger. But there are rules according to which it is forbidden to publicly advocate violence in any form. In October Telegram was blocked more than 8.5 thousand of channels associated with terrorism.
As an example he cited the situation with the Iranian channel, calling to break the glasses in public transport with the help of stones and to burn mosques and record it on video, it was urgently blocked.
As for the protests against the government, Durov said that the limits outlined here very clearly: allowed criticism of the government, challenging the status quo, participation in the political debate.