When the internet keeps Russians in the dark – BBC News BBC Homepage

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

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

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

The results he obtained shocked him.

“The sources that appeared at the top of the page were strange and obscure. There was a blog by an unknown author, who claimed that the information about the victims was false,” he told the BBC.

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When the internet keeps Russians in the dark – BBC News BBC Homepage


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