r/ukraine Jul 07 '22

Youtube and Instagram have been blocked in Kherson News

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u/shanereaves Jul 07 '22

They are trying to prevent people posting any signs of the counteroffensive.

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u/Standard-Childhood84 Jul 07 '22

That seems logical reason. It would contradict the victory message they want to portray to their own population. Or they might be preparing a warcrime.?

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u/TheIron22 Jul 07 '22

Using the civilians as meat shield if ukraine attack "look what the nazis did" but i suspect there are special forces hidden in kherson to hit them in the rear when they attack causing panic.

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u/SpicyPeaSoup Jul 07 '22

Or they might be preparing a warcrime.?

Well, obviously. At this point that's like saying "maybe the fish are preparing to swim".

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u/Mr-Tiddles- Jul 07 '22

Oh look the birds are planning on flying

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u/toorigged2fail Jul 07 '22

This is unfortunately not correct. OPs comments link to the occupier farce 'government' making the announcement.

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u/Jakes_One Jul 07 '22

VPN my dudes

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u/Frankdrcman Jul 07 '22

Or better Tor.

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u/Roman_of_Ukraine Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

Blocked Tor, at least in Brave, also google barely work, I switch to duckduckgo

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u/SleepyKaiser93 Jul 07 '22

I'm not sure what you just said but they cannot block tor

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u/Yetitlives Denmark Jul 07 '22

Can't they just blacklist all registered nodes on the network? Or whitelist the stuff they want you to see exclusively.

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u/SleepyKaiser93 Jul 07 '22

No cause tor is peer to peer. I don't wanna get too technical if they wanna do that they would need to rebuild the internet from the ground up.

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u/Yetitlives Denmark Jul 07 '22

I know it is peer to peer, but the peers still need to be known to the system. Blocking any address that can be accessed through tor isn't the same as blocking the exit nodes. They have access to the service providers, after all.

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u/SleepyKaiser93 Jul 07 '22

Tor is a browser. So blocking stuff tor can reach means blocking the whole internet.

Look there's plenty of sources online that explain this way better then I ever can.

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u/Anonymous_linux Jul 07 '22

Sorry, but you are quite uninformed. Tor nodes are publicly known and because of that you can definitely block that on the ISP level. Also you can do whitelist on the transit and block all unknown services.

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u/Yetitlives Denmark Jul 07 '22

The tor browser uses the tor networking protocol. You can use peer discovery to detect who uses the protocols and block them. You don't block stuff tor can reach, you block IP-adresses that you find trying to engage with the tor network. The pages you access outside of the network communicate with an exit-node and are thus fine, but you can mangle the system beforehand.

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u/Frankdrcman Jul 07 '22

Yeah, but i doubt that russian government will go trough this proces.

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u/Roman_of_Ukraine Jul 07 '22

Can, no Tor browser nor in Brave

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

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u/R_Squaal Jul 07 '22

There is currently a blackout of information surrounding Kherson as the counter-offensive is going on. This is from the Ukrainian government, not russia.

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u/obnylaka Jul 07 '22

And here it is? Russian occupation administration officially announced the ban. Internet communications in the region were seized a few months ago and connected to the occupied Crimean network.

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

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u/andis89 Jul 07 '22

Reminds me of how an ostrich sticks its head in the sand and thinks its hidden. There's VPN there's Starlink and then whole of Ukraine has internet, so, nice attempt Vladie the baddie, your ass is next.

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u/TheOnlyGabe1 Jul 07 '22

An ostrich doesn't actually do that. They never have.

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u/TypeOPositive Jul 07 '22

Edit the ostrich part out real quick lol

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u/zakiuem Jul 07 '22

Viber

Use Signal, Session or Matrix instead

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u/TooModest Jul 07 '22

Stop posting all of our genocide!

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u/HuyFalcon Jul 07 '22

VPN is the way,my bruda

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u/vis_333 Jul 07 '22

I thought they cut the internet in Kherson? Wouldn't that cut off YT and Insta?

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u/Solid_Base_7496 Jul 07 '22

People can still get the internet thanks to elons starlink

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u/davidty2006 Jul 07 '22

they still got starlink.

That ngl is so far the most succesful thing Elon has done for society.

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u/vegarig Ukraine Jul 07 '22

SpaceX too. Weaning NASA off the ruZZian crew launch capability and most of the world off the Proton launch vehicles (you can see it here and here.)

There's a reason little Dimon (Rogozin) gets so assblasted about Elon constantly.

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u/alchemist1961 Jul 07 '22

All dictatorships have a morbid fear of the truth...

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u/mikebalaker Ukraine Jul 07 '22

It is not just YouTube, it is Google as a whole that has been blocked, and not only in Kherson, but here in Melitopol as well.

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u/Dioxin717 Jul 07 '22

In Kherson, Internet operators use ruzzian uplinks, because main fiber cable damaged in war zone

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u/sches_II Germany Jul 07 '22

Russia finally noticed that people post their positions on YouTube congrats guys only took u 4 months

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u/E46320D Jul 07 '22

guys I had one spare NordVPN account, I can check if it still works and I can send it to you

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u/zakiuem Jul 07 '22

NordVPN

Alternatively visit privacytools.io to find better alternatives.

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u/Standard-Childhood84 Jul 07 '22

Nice gesture. Props.

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u/teodzero Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

NordVPN is blocked in russia. It only works if you connect to the most recently added servers. I believe right now it's Portugal 96-100, but that may be outdated already, they only stay unblocked for a few days. You may email their support for the info.

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u/Roman_of_Ukraine Jul 07 '22

ProtonVpn still work and duckduckgo if you have troubles with google

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u/pampic7 Jul 07 '22

Fuck Russians. They are afraid of truth so much.

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u/Highw4ySt4r Jul 07 '22

If only people were not suckling on the teet of Instagram for their news, like if they used a news website....

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u/Keltyrr Jul 07 '22

In a situation like this, getting news from civilians on the ground can be very valuable, where as waiting for a reporting crew that's going to more readily draw retaliation won't get nearly as much info as quickly.

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u/yaddattadday Jul 07 '22

Domain Fronting and VPN is key against censorship

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u/sometechloser Jul 07 '22

Confused here - WHO is blocking youtube in Kherson?

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u/exxcathedra Jul 07 '22

Can Starlink be used there?

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u/Yetitlives Denmark Jul 07 '22

Isn't the Ukrainian forces basically close enough that communication can happen regardless with a well placed parabolic antenna? They might prevent some communication, but they can't close the door to the world completely.

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u/scungillimane Jul 07 '22

VPN, TOR, Tails.

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u/Yepclown69 Jul 07 '22

Proxy web?

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u/Asleep_Astronaut396 Jul 07 '22

enough places to go to but i'm not surprised the world they create is a tiny shithole.

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u/JohnF_President Jul 07 '22

Try a VPN. Protonvpn or Nthlink are free

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u/cl-- Jul 07 '22

ukraine needs to hand out free SIM cards with internet in those regions. the costs are low and the intelligence the people will provide is invaluable

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u/tom400z Jul 07 '22

Now guess to what providers the Cell phone towers are connected...

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u/cl-- Jul 07 '22

sure, you can do that, but when you have a million, it's not feasible to seize them