[tor-talk] Tor users from Finland jumped from 25 000 to 200 000

David Fifield david at bamsoftware.com
Thu Jan 13 19:15:57 UTC 2022

On Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 08:06:00PM +0200, Nurmi, Juha wrote:
> In addition, there is a spike in non-direct bridge users from Finland as
> well.
> https://metrics.torproject.org/userstats-bridge-country.html?start=2021-10-13&end=2022-01-11&country=fi
> All this is happening only in Finland and we can easily see that from other
> countries nearby, like Denmark, Norway and Sweden, the number of connected
> users is flat stable.
> ...
> Furthermore, there was known Tor censorship in Russia in December, see
> https://blog.torproject.org/tor-censorship-in-russia/.

The increase in bridge users is not only in Finland; it closely matches
the recent dynamics in Russia, which are large enough to be visible even
in the global graph.


It is possible that some IP addresses in Russia are wrongly geolocated
to Finland.

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