The Ukrainian-Russian War: When the Internet Keeps Russia in the Dark

  • By Adam Robinson, Olga Robinson, Kayleen Devlin
  • BBC monitoring

In many places, browsing the web is a gateway to a larger world of information. But in Russia, he is part of a system that traps people…

Shortly after 20 people were killed in a Russian missile strike on the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk in June, Lev Gershenzon, former head of Russian technology company Yandex, typed the town’s name into his search engine to find out more. .

The results he obtained surprised him.

“The source that appears at the top of the page is strange and unclear. There is a blog by an unknown author, which states that the information about the victim is false,” he told the BBC.

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