Russia has tried to block the flow of information about its war in Ukraine by blocking Facebook Twitter Access has announced a new privacy-protected site to deal with it, bypassing Twitter surveillance and censorship. Earlier, both social media platforms said they were trying to regain access to people inside Russia because they had blocked state-owned media from their respective services.
Users can download and access this version of Twitter Tor Browser, also known as “Onion” service. This browser will allow people to access sites that have .onion suffixes instead of .com. Regular sites such as Twitter.com can also be accessed on Tor, but .onion versions are unique to the browser and prevent sites from being deceived by malicious actors.
The term “dark web” is usually associated with illegal sites, such as the Silk Road drug market, that no longer exist. However, it can also be used by people who want to access sites censored by repressive governments and remain anonymous for their security.
There are also regular versions of sites like Facebook and BBC that are accessible on Tor. Twitter has confirmed that they are also making a Tor version of it before the Russian invasion begins.
Alec Muffet, a software engineer and Internet security expert, has announced a new Twitter service on his own account. He has worked with other companies to set up their onion sites. “This is probably the most important and long awaited tweet I’ve ever written,” he wrote.