Russia Is Building It’s Own Great Firewall & PayPal Is The Latest To Be Frozen Out

Antalya, TURKEY - February 12, 2012: A close up of an Apple iPhone 4 screen showing various social media apps, including  Skype, Foursquare, Google+, Facebook, Linkedin,Twitter,Flickr and Whatsapp

Russia has been in the process of slowly cutting its citizens off from social media, it’s like the country is building a digital iron curtain, and no platform is safe.

Last week, Instagram chief Adam Mosseri announced that Russia has banned Instagram and expressed his disappointment.

Over 80 million Russian Instagram users will no longer be able to access the app and engage with people via the social media app.

Naturally, the blocking doesn’t stop there. Russia has also blocked Facebook, Twitter.

You know, platforms that excel in sharing information and creating a sense of community.

There have even been rumblings that Youtube will be a target next, but only time will tell.

Though it seems clear Russia is set on creating a digital firewall. Can only VPNs save us now?

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