Telegram may restrict some channels if situation in Ukraine escalates, says founder

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MOSCOW, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Messaging app Telegram may consider partially or fully restricting the operation of some channels if the situation in Ukraine escalates, Telegram founder Pavel Durov said on Sunday.

Durov said in a post that Telegram channels were increasingly becoming a source of unverified information and that he did not want the app to be used as a tool that may deepen conflicts.

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Reporting by Anastasia Teterevleva; Writing by Alexander Marrow, editing by Andrei Khalip

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