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Twitter Bypasses Censorship in Russia by Launching the Protected Version

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A few days after Putin’s censorship, Twitter is back available in Russia. Not from its traditional site, but through the Tor browser. This is the platform known above all for the dark web, which hosts illegal or criminal sites, but which in reality simply allows you to access the internet in a safe and anonymous way.

To bypass Russian surveillance, which has blocked access from the territory to various sites, including Facebook, Twitter has launched a version that relies on onion services, or servers that allow you to connect anonymously and reach the site directly. sought, overcoming the territorial blocks. The announcement was made by Alec Muffett, one of the computer engineers who worked on developing the Tor version of Twitter:

“This is possibly the most important and anticipated tweet I’ve ever written,” he said in the thread’s first post, where he added, “I am delighted to have assisted Twitter engineers in adopting #OnionServices and #OnionNetworking through the Project. Tor, providing greater privacy, integrity, trust and “unblockability” for people around the world who use Twitter to communicate. ” For its part, the social network did not make any announcements, but only added Tor to the list of supported browsers :

Now, therefore, Twitter can be reached through the url https://twitter3e4tixl4xyajtrzo62zg5vztmjuricljdp2c5kshju4avyoid.onion/ , which must be copied into the Tor address bar and is not accessible by traditional browsers. This happens in Russia, but also in the rest of the world, in Italy as in other countries where the platform is blocked (China, Iran, North Korea).

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