Virtual Private Network (VPN) apps are increasingly popular in countries like Russia and China. Clearly there are millions interested in circumventing their government’s efforts to censor and control free speech on the Internet. This is certainly admirable, but at what cost?
The Internet is actually surprisingly easy to filter and block, so censoring citizens is a breeze. We see the truth regarding the unjust war in Ukraine, yet Russian newsfeeds present a completely different story to every person connected in Russia.