I am a researcher at Dublin City University, Ireland. I study protest, digital media and internet freedom in Eastern Europe and beyond.
Latest posts by Tetyana Lokot from June, 2015
A new website created by Russian advertising executives asks Russian users to imagine what search engines will look like in 2018—if the “right to be forgotten” bill becomes law.
A new law in the rebel eastern Ukraine state instituting a blacklist for webpages with content "prohibited in the republic" seems to be targeting Ukrainian media websites.
Only one Russian lawmaker voted against the new draft law, with other members of parliament overwhelmingly supporting the "right to be forgotten" regulations for search engines.
Lawmakers insist on adopting the new legislation that would require search engines in Russia to delete links to information and content online based on user requests.
As the Kremlin steps up its efforts to enforce Internet censorship, search engine data shows a growing number of Russians use Tor to circumvent content blocking.