With a new electronic tool, Westerners used text messages to Russians about the war in Ukraine

People around the world are using a new website to circumvent the Kremlin’s propaganda machine by sending individual messages about the war in Ukraine to random people in Russia. The site was developed by a group of Polish programmers who acquired about 20 million mobile phone numbers and approximately 140 million email addresses owned by … Read more

Russia pulls the Internet’s Iron Curtain, but loopholes remain

Russia is dropping a digital iron curtain on its population, creating a new and large rift in the global internet — but there are still huge gaps in President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cut the country off from online information accessible in most parts of the world. A little more than two weeks after Russia’s … Read more

Russia pulls the Internet’s Iron Curtain, but loopholes remain

Russia is dropping a digital iron curtain on its population, creating a new and large rift in the global internet — but there are still huge gaps in President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cut the country off from online information accessible in most parts of the world. A little more than two weeks after Russia’s … Read more

Are Internet services as good as the church?

Last year, pastors Henry Foreman and Jerry O’Sullivan of Shelter Rock Church in Nassau County, New York, began working as a television preacher. For months, they broadcast sermons live as the Covid-19 virus ravaged lush communities on Long Island, where their church has several campuses. After overcoming digital worship hurdles, they now have a new … Read more

Justin Trudeau’s plan to take over the Internet

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in Ottawa, May 3. Photo: Blair Gable/Reuters Toronto Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a plan to regulate online speech by putting it under the control of Radio, Television and Communications Canada. His bill is so egregious that Peter Menzies, the commission’s former vice chair, said it “not only infringes … Read more