Threats for Ukraine in the platform Telegram no, but the use of its produced content in the media reduces the quality of information in the media, said the Deputy Minister of information policy Dmitry Zolotukhin.
“Experts have confirmed – and we see the threat in the Telegram platform itself is not, because, despite the great number of followers, they enjoy the different motivations of the presence on the platform and consume or not consume unsafe information content in different spheres”, – he said during the “round table” on theme: “Telegram: a tool for communication or a tool of electoral manipulation?” in Monday in Kiev.
At the same time the official noted the problem: the Telegram produced by the content referred to Ukrainian official media, thus reducing the quality of the information, as often such information is missing source, and she may be untrue.
Among other things, the discussion Zolotukhin gave examples of fast growth in the number of different channels in the Telegram that comment on or illuminate the agenda and can be funded by the Russian structures.
Several media outlets on 30 June, citing Telegram-the channel “the Ukrainian Institute of policy analysis and management” reported on the purchase of at least 80% of the shares of TV channel “inter” the head of political Council of party “Oppositional platform For life” Viktor Medvedchuk.
DF Group later denied the information about the alleged sale by the businessman Dmitry Firtash stake in the TV channel “inter”.