The Kremlin’s creeping control over Russia’s internet

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Russian officials are poised to try to shut off the Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) starting in March, according to Yekaterina Mizulina, the head of the Kremlin-supported Safe Internet League. These are widely used to dodge restrictions on access to international pages on the internet as the Kremlin intensifies its efforts to control the content its citizens have access to. Mizulina told a meeting of school children that the government has been tightening its access to Western social media and independent news outlets in the wake of the Ukraine invasion. Mizulina described VPNs, particularly f…

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