Russians have found a way to overcome the tight controls over internet by the Vladimir Putin regime that intends to control information over its war in Ukraine, turning to virtual private networks (VPNs) to overcome blocks. This article by is published by Aljazeera. Here is an excerpt:
Russian citizens are turning to virtual private networks (VPNs) in droves in an effort to bypass state-controlled media reporting on the invasion of neighbouring Ukraine, news reports say.
VPNs – which hide users’ identities and locations – are being downloaded in Russia by the hundreds of thousands a day after Russian authorities launched a crackdown on any media not towing the official line on the war, according to The Washington Post.
Millions of Russians are now getting access to information outside of the country with help from VPNs, which could pose problems for the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin as the attack on Ukraine – described as a “special military operation” – nears its third month.
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