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Less popular sites might not weather those disruptions as well. “We received a request to register with the Russian authorities, and, as of now, we have registered to be compliant,” says a Tinder spokesperson, parrying questions about what kind of data might be shared and which users would be exposed.
“However, this registration in no way shares any user or personal data with any Russian regulatory bodies and we have not handed over any data to their government.”The Tinder agreement is related to a 2015 law that requires “organizers of information,” such as social media platforms, to store user data in servers within Russia.
Unlike China’s Great Firewall, Russia doesn’t yet have a foolproof way to block online services.
Russia tried to block Telegram in 2018 after the encrypted messaging service refused to turn over user data.
India’s government proposed new rules in February that would allow the country to control content on Twitter, Google, Facebook, and other sites.
Both Sri Lanka and Sudan have shut off access to social media platforms this year.
Last week, the Russian communications censor Roskomnadzor added the popular dating site to a list of 175 companies that it says have agreed to store user data and messages in Russia and to share that data with Russian government and intelligence agencies.
Most recently, Russia moved to bolster its firewall.
Oleg Kozlovsky, a Russia researcher at Amnesty International, says that corruption is widespread in Russia’s law-enforcement agencies and that it’s “not unlikely” that information about Tinder’s users’ private communications and sexual orientation could be leaked and even used for blackmail.
“There is effectively no oversight, judiciary or public, of how this information is accessed and used by the secret services,” he said in a written statement.
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