This is how Russia avoids a veto in the Western media

Since it started Russian invasion of Ukraine, the handling of the information has sparked a separate war between Vladimir Putin’s government and the rest of the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that those living in Russia have adopted the use of tools for bypass the major Western media blockade.

according to CloudflareRussian netizens They have chosen various tools to avoid censorship and access news media from the UK, France and the US. The data is accompanied by statistics that show a marked increase in the use of software and applications to surf the web privately and without restrictions.

In other countries, the most downloaded iOS and Android apps in the first half of March were games and social networks. In Russia, on the other hand, the first place goes to WARP/1.1.1.1; we talk about DNS resources developed by Cloudflare itself, which exploded in popularity on Russian soil after the war in Ukraine broke out.

According to the information provided by the application, users who connect from Russia do so to avoid the official block and thus reached the Western news media. Peak use occurs several weeks after the invasion begins; since then there has been a decline, but its use continues at a much higher rate than before the start of the war.

According to the data obtained, the use of utilities such as WARP/1.1.1.1 from Russia has made it possible traffic five times to “a recognized American newspaper”, to cite an example.

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