The administration of the Telegram messenger has blocked the Smart Voting bot. The founder of the resource Pavel Durov referred to the day of silence before the elections, when campaigning is prohibited.
The businessman said that he considers the ban on campaigning to be legitimate. He added that this practice exists in many countries.
“From midnight Moscow time, we plan to restrict the operation of bots associated with the election campaign. I hope everyone who wants to get additional information about the candidates could do this before the elections,” wrote the creator of Telegram.
At the same time, according to some reports, fake smart voting bots continue to work.
At the end of August, “DP” wrote that the police began to come to Petersburgers who registered on the websites of Alexei Navalny's project. Muscovites have also faced similar attention from law enforcement agencies. They were asked to write statements about violation of the rules for storing personal data.