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· December, 2018

Stories about Russia from December, 2018

Censored in 2018: Protest videos, court verdicts, real news — and Peppa Pig

From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.

Report says hackers detected online protest-sniffing software in Kazakhstan

The software was allegedly developed with help from Russia's security services.

Russian reporter who faked his own murder named a ‘person of the year’ by TIME magazine

TIME ignored the murder of three journalists while including a staged one. Why couldn’t both be included?

New internet laws in Russia — and US tech giants’ acquiescence — spell trouble for dissenting voices

These new laws and rules, along with other laws regulating the collection of online user data, makes it difficult to use online platforms to voice discontent in Russia.

Macedonia's former ruling party organized a trolling apparatus for spreading hate speech, threats

In a TV interview, a former Macedonian government official revealed that the former party created and is still actively running online "troll farms".

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