The US government is funding nthLink, Psiphon, and Lantern, three different VPN companies.

The funds are purportedly coming from the US Organization for Global Media, a federal agency that oversees US government-backed broadcasters (USAGM)

Between 2015 and 2021, the three VPN companies collected $4.8 million in investment, but that amount has now nearly doubled.

“We don’t censor the Internet,” a Kremlin spokesperson said in response to the news. “Russia regulates certain Web resources, like many other countries in the world.”

Nearly four million Russians use these kind of privacy technologies, according to the president of the Open Technology Fund

relating to the invasion of Ukraine, including the likes of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google News, and BBC News.

six VPN services in the country, including popular tools such as ExpressVPN, Nord VPN

and IPVanish VPN. “The use of block bypass services results in the retention of access to banned information

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