This resulted in Google webpages using euphemistic terms like “emergency in Ukraine” in their Russian version but “war in Ukraine” in the English version.
What can the web tell us? Can we keep track of the tightening grip of Russian censorship on the internet?
A quick search in our Search Engine retrieves around 1.8 million active Russian domains. Of these only 3,341 (0.2%) , however, mention “война Украина” (war Ukraine) in their content.
What could such acts by the Kremlin to curtail freedom of expression and access to information in time of war mean for the internet in the future?