ForkLog magazine was blocked in Russia. We keep working

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On April 11, Roskomnadzor restricted access to the ForkLog website from the territory of the Russian Federation without prior notice. This happened shortly after the publication of our editorial statement regarding the massacres of civilians in Ukraine.

Since February 24, many independent media and social networks were blocked in Russia. We were ready for such a development of events and will continue to work.

The reason for the blocking was the decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation of April 5 under the article on “dissemination of unreliable socially significant information.” In fact, we are being blocked for doing our journalistic duty – we speak the truth and call war war. The modern Russian state considers such activity a crime.

In the face of strict censorship and digital surveillance, information about decentralized technologies is more important than ever for our readers – and we will not leave you for anything. Now we will tell you how to stay in touch with us.

I’m from Russia and want to read ForkLog. What should I do?

Install and enable VPN

If you haven’t installed and enabled VPN yet, now is the time to do so. We are lucky, there are many services and there is plenty to choose from – here is the list. It is advisable to install several applications at once, since the most popular ones are almost certainly already blocked or will begin to be blocked in the near future.

It is important to install a VPN on both your phone and PC – as a browser extension or application.

Subscribe to our social networks

First of all, subscribe to our telegram channel.

Of course, you can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Probably, soon our VKontakte page will also be blocked or deleted, but here is the link – just in case.

Add to browser bookmarks our mirror

And at the same time, read up-to-date material on how to bypass censorship and stay in touch with loved ones even after the Internet is completely turned off (follow the link).

Subscribe to our mailing lists

Subscribe to our mailing lists – daily or weekly. We very much hope that email providers will be the last to be blocked, if any.

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Download and Install Anonymous Tor Browser

Tor Browser is an anonymous browser that ensures user privacy. Roskomnadzor blocked the service, but it can work using bridges.

Request bridges in advance via the @GetBridgesBot telegram bot and add them to the browser. In some cases, Tor may be slow, but the only working option.

The Brave browser also has the ability to open a private window via Tor – download it just in case.

Censorship is scary. I want to know as much as possible about how to deal with it.

Our colleagues from independent media, who were blocked before us, have already drawn up detailed instructions. Here is just a short list:

  • a document with instructions for bypassing locks from Medusa;
  • tips for blocking and shutdowns on TJ;
  • instructions for setting up a proxy and VPN on AntiProhibition;
  • ways to bypass locks from DOXA;
  • instructions for bypassing locks from RosKomSvoboda;
  • guide to bypass blocking from The Village.

Is it for a long time?

To be honest, we don’t know. But there are no special prerequisites for optimism in the short term, so distribute this material to as many people as possible. If you are afraid to repost on social networks, send it to your friends in private messages.

Like our colleagues from blocked publications, we don’t know for sure whether they will be fined for reposting our materials in war conditions — it’s hard to predict the quirks of Russian legislation. Therefore, we are forced to warn you so that you yourself make decisions about reposts.

But no one can forbid you to read us and think with your own head.

Sooner or later the black streak of history will end. Keep this in mind and take care of yourself, and our editors will make sure that you are always up to date with news from the world of cryptocurrencies and decentralized technologies.


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