Russian court blocks YouTube and other sites

In a recent update from Global Voices writer Gregory Asmolov and an article[RUS] from CNews, it appears that there has been a regional court ordered blockage of YouTube in a far eastern segment of Russia. In total, a Prosecutor for the city of Komsomolsk-na-Amure sought 5 websites to be blocked by court order on the […]

Russian Provider Admits to Filtering: Report to Herdict!

Correction: We incorrectly remarked that ISP Yota admitted to blocking three sites (below).  In fact, users have complained that they cannot access those sites, however, Yota has only acknowledged blocking access to “sites that are classified as extremist by the Justice Ministry”  such as the Chechen “rebel” site Kavkazcenter.com. According to a recent article in The […]

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