Russian Regulators Ask VPNs to Block Blacklisted Websites, But Most Have Refused

Russian Regulators Ask VPNs to Block Blacklisted Websites, But Most Have Refused By RuNet Echo On March 28, Russia’s media regulator said in a press release that it was sending letters to 10 VPN providers asking them to block users’ access to “blacklisted” websites in Russia. The letters demand that VPN providers plug into the “Federal State Information System” (FGIS), a technical system that will signal to their services which websites need to be blocked. The move comes as part of the regulator’s implementation of a censorship circumvention law that…

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