Russians Are Organizing Against Putin Using FireChat Messaging App

Alexey Navalny, a former opposition candidate for Moscow mayor, was jailed for seven days for shouting protest slogans and resisting arrest, according to his blog. Photographer: Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Anti-government protesters in Russia followed along on Twitter as opposition leader Alexey Navalny live-tweeted his house-arrest violation today. But the real action was on FireChat, where Navalny and his supporters organized protests and exchanged unfiltered communication.

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