Posted 12 декабря 2022,, 07:01

Published 12 декабря 2022,, 07:01

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Roskomsvoboda announced an abnormal growth in the number of blocked sites

Roskomsvoboda announced an abnormal growth in the number of blocked sites

12 декабря 2022, 07:01
Фото: 1MI
Analysts of the Roskomsvoboda project revealed that in the period from 5 to 11 December this year, access to 14,800 sites was closed in Russia, and throughout the year 1,500-1,700 portals were blocked per week, on average 4,900 per week.

According to Kommersant, such activity has not been seen since the mass blocking of 2018 and 2021. Today's surge differs from previous peaks in the general increase in the registry. Previously, an increase in blocking activity was accompanied by the same massive delisting. For example, 14,900 sites were unblocked between April 19-26 last year, and 26,000 were unblocked between April 23-30, 2018.

Last week, 326 entries were excluded from the register. 14% of those blocked last week (December 5-11, 2022), or 2100 sites and pages, were blocked by decisions of an unnamed agency. Representatives of "Roskomsvoboda" believe that: probably, we can talk about the Prosecutor General's Office.

IT specialist Philip Kulin believes that the authorities that make decisions on blocking are trying to increase indicators against the backdrop of a move away from the openness of information about blocking. Kulin pointed out that they had practically moved to a "cane" blocking system, removing the "levers of public control".

Last week, the State Duma announced that the government would support a bill to block resources that call for raising money for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Parliamentarians hope that the new law will be adopted in the near future. They brought him to the lower house on September 20.