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Stories from RuNet Echo from May, 2018

31 May 2018

Ukrainian authorities stage journalist's murder, taking ‘fake news’ to the next level

"The lesson here is to distrust reports from Ukraine."

29 May 2018

‘We'll find you and hang you': Russian bloggers threatened for their efforts at doxxing pro-government Cossacks

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"It all started with some attempts at hacking the Telegram bot, and then some pretty real threats started pouring in."

25 May 2018

Russian anti-corruption activists are jailed for ‘inciting riots’ based on their tweets and retweets

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"...here goes another 'organizing a rally by retweet.' Looks like this time they’re just locking up everyone."

18 May 2018

In the fight against pro-Kremlin bots, tech companies are suspending regular users

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Tech companies' one-size-fits-all approach to bot-hunting seems to have dragged a number of innocent victims in its nets.

9 May 2018

As Russia's government effort to ban Telegram falters, digital activists are pranking the censorship agency

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Tech-savvy Russians are having fun at the censorship agency's expense while it's attempting to ban their favorite messenger.

7 May 2018

Moscow activists say telcos disrupted mobile coverage during protests, at order of police

Poor or disappearing network coverage during mass protest in Russia is not unprecedented, but now activists are saying the telecom companies are intentionally degrading the service quality on police's orders.

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