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Most users still have access, but the authorities aren't giving up on attempts to block the instant messaging and voice app.
The state-run TV helped publicise doxxing site hkleaks.ru, which targeted pro-democracy lawmakers, student activists and journalists in Hong Kong.
Evidence suggests that law enforcement agencies pressured mobile network operators to get part of the capital offline for the duration of the protests.
Netizen Report: In Nigeria and Russia, laws against online ‘insult’ put internet activists on thin ice
Activists in Nigeria and Russia face charges for "online insult", a Twitter campaign targets "anti-Pakistan" journalists abnd Mauritania’s internet is back on, for now.
The law allows courts to fine or jail people found guilty of making “insulting statements” towards the authorities online.
The app is now legally required to store users' data for six months and provide it to the Russian authorities at their request.
The entire politics desk of Kommersant, several dozen people in total, has since resigned out of solidarity with their colleagues.
Too big to be anonymous? Russian journalists unmask a famous anti-Kremlin blogger, sparking ethical debate
StalinGulag’s posts are usually acerbic, profanity-laden critiques of Russia's political system, generating thousands of likes and retweets.
Media were quick to suggest that a bogus yoga ban story could be the first victim of the Russia's 'fake news' law.