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How Chinese Internet users are climbing a bigger, badder Great Firewall: Daily Dot

| By: Dan McDevitt

From the article: “Humankind’s most advanced censorship regime, China’s Great Firewall, is more powerful than ever.

In 2015, the country’s crackdown on Internet freedoms reached unprecedented size and intensity, prompting a rising fraction of the country’s 715 million netizens to search for new ways to climb over the Great Firewall and into the free Internet.

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese are now turning to software like Lantern and FreeBrowser, two United States government-funded tools that effectively hide Internet traffic from the Great Firewall’s reach.

A surge in Chinese users hit Lantern this year after Chinese authorities launched an unprecedented censorship war that targeted both the technology and its users.”

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