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Twitter took steps to keep people in Russia connected to its platform with its rollout of a dedicated Tor service, which can be accessed at twitter3e4tixl4xyajtrzo62zg5vztmjuricljdp2c5kshju4avyoid.onion.

Tor, short for The Onion Router, helps web users avoid surveillance and censorship and remain anonymous by encrypting internet traffic and routing it through a series of thousands of servers around the world.

Cybersecurity researcher Alec Muffett worked with Twitter on the project, and he said in a series of tweets that it had been in the works since Facebook’s Tor site debuted in 2014.

He tweeted, “This is possibly the most important and long-awaited tweet that I’ve ever composed … I’m delighted to have assisted Twitter engineers in their adoption of #OnionServices and #OnionNetworking from @TorProject—providing greater privacy, integrity, trust and ‘unblockability’ for people all around the world who use Twitter to communicate.”



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