I globalisti, attraverso l'influenza della Big Tech, mirano a stabilire un regime totalitario digitale, cercando di prevenire qualsiasi forma di resistenza nella sfera dell'informazione. Così, dopo l'assalto al Campidoglio, un social network indipendente Parler che è diventato ampiamente popolare tra i sostenitori di Trump e i rappresentanti dell'estrema destra americana è stato semplicemente rimosso da Internet. Dopo l'ondata di censura senza precedenti che ha colpito persino il presidente degli Stati Uniti e migliaia di suoi sostenitori, c'è la più grande migrazione digitale nella storia dell'umanità. Ha portato non solo al rafforzamento di piattaforme sociali alternative, come Telegram, ma ha anche avuto conseguenze geopolitiche, dando alla Russia la possibilità di diventare un centro di resistenza digitale globale, che Mosca sta utilizzando attivamente per trarne vantaggio.
First of all, the strengthening of the Russian status is evidenced by
the sharp rise in popularity of Telegram, which was created by the
Russian programmer Pavel Durov, and as a result is associated with
Moscow, despite the fact that it has no servers in Russia and has never
cooperated with the Kremlin. After attempts to block Telegram on the
territory of the country several years ago, Moscow changed its policy
and today is establishing effective norms of regulation of the
information sphere and freedom of speech.
Secondly, Parler, which was removed from Google and Apple stores, and
blocked by Amazon, has recently partly returned online thanks to
Russian firm. Parler’s domains are now owned by DDos-Guard, which is run
by two Russians. DDoS-GUARD reported that Parler “defended” the
company, without specifying what services it provides. According to the
data on the company’s website, it provides website protection and
acceleration services; secure hosting; secure virtual servers or
dedicated servers; network protection and others.
By declaring that the firm does not support radical organizations,
extremism, terrorism and illegal activities, DDoS-GUARD remains
politically neutral and follows the laws of the countries where it
provides services. It was thanks to the policy of “net neutrality” that
DDoS-GUARD was targeted due to hosting QAnon and far-right platforms, as
well as an alleged website of Hamas, which is not considered a
terrorist organization in Russia.
After it turned out in November 2020 that one of the protected
domains was linked to Hamas, it was deleted, and the group switched to
the service of an American provider. This was the reason for taking
active measures against DDoS-GUARD. They were asked to clear their
presence at the CoreSite data center in Los Angeles. Therefore, the
company fell under a wave of censorship, apparently for cooperation with
the QAnon website, the 8chan imageboard and many others.
However, in addition to pro-Trump platforms and sites promoting
conspiracy theories, among DDoS-GUARD clients there are several Russian
media and the Russian Ministry of Defense. Most likely, DDoS-GUARD has
established close contacts with the Russian government through
Roskomnadzor. In 2018, when Russia banned the Telegram messenger,
DDoS-GUARD was in the list of leading firms claiming to develop a new
technology that could effectively block the network.
Thus, Parler is now at least partly under the Russian protection, together with all Trump supporters.
However, Parler cannot be completely associated with the Russians. It is still mainly used and financed by US patriots.
Despite some attempts to accuse the platform of having ties
to Russia, in fact Parler is much closer to Kiev than to Moscow.
Platform hired Ukrainian IT specialists to develop the website.
Taking into account the well-known quality of Ukrainian products, the
decision to employ Ukrainian specialists at least partlyhas already led
to multiple technical troubles and even leak of personal data from
Before the Parler’s shutdown, hackers gained access to terabytes of
its users’ data in aim to preserve the information about the
participants of the Capitol assault on January 6. Parler’s data was
easily scraped from its site as it fell off the Internet.
Users, who counted on the site looking for free speech without any
censorship, were dealt a parting blow from hackers, who were archiving
nearly all public posts on Parler with ambit geolocation data and
threaten to make them available online. The attack unveiled the lack of
There were many suggestions that after Parler was blocked, one of his
Ukrainian-speaking “developers”, Twitter user vkleber, aka Vladislav
Vcherashniy in Telegram, unveiled himself online. His Twitter account
lists the position as “Head of Engineering at ParlerApp”, Telegram
states that he is developing an application for Apple in Nevada, where
Parler’s headquarters are located.
This user not only actively posted angry posts about censorship by
the Big Tech, but also does not hide his adherence to Ukrainian
“If you support such actions – be prepared that one day
Jack Dorsey (CEO of Twitter) will remove you for eating broccoli, for
example. Internet censorship concerns everyone.”
The posts on his pages testify to his close contacts with a big
number of Ukrainian nationalists, and his active efforts to support
Ukrainian far right. For example, in 2017, he actively participated in
the project of the Academy for Anti-Terrorist Operation veterans, where
he taught programming, in particular, to members of the Azov battalion.
Alleged “Parler founder” and A. Medvedko
In the photo from these trainings, he is standing together next to
the C14 nationalist Andrei Medvedko, the organizer of these courses, and
one of those accused of murdering the writer Oles Buzina in the spring
The Ukrainian nationalists, who develop or use Parler, are in a
difficult situation after the platform moved towards Russia. It is
interesting what would be their further actions?!
The deplorable situation of Parler provided Russia with the
opportunity not only to demonstrate its status of a defender of freedom
of speech and a fighter against unlimited censorship, but also in many
ways to increase its influence on the Parler platform, where, on the one
hand, thousands of pro- Trump Americans are communicating, and on the
other hand, the influence of Ukrainian nationalists was manifested.
Support to Parler and the unprecedented rise of Telegram popularity, as
well as Moscow’s positive policy towards independent social networks,
allow Russia to quickly gain the upper hand in the struggle for the
traditional democratic value of freedom of speech.