How to combat internet censorship

Can internet censorship be overcome and circumvented? What methods may be utilized to circumvent the constraints imposed by internet censorship’s grip? How can you overcome persecution or repression of your right to information access? Continue reading to learn about several ways to avoid being restricted.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Connecting to a reputable and powerful VPN will enable your computer’s traffic to be routed through the virtual private network, utilizing a new IP address and an encrypted connection that will keep you safe from internet censorship’s prying eyes. While your ISP or government may be able to tell that you are using an encrypted connection, they cannot stop it.

DNS server

This method involves changing DNS servers, which is particularly useful when censorship or filtering prevents access to DNS servers for prohibited or restricted websites. Change DNS servers to circumvent the ISP screening procedure. For example, OpenDNS provides a web filtering service that enables users to bypass and circumvent internet restrictions and limits.


Tor allows anonymous surfing and access to banned websites by routing users’ traffic via an encrypted network. It enables unrestricted and censored online surfing. Tor provides unrestricted access to banned websites via any connection. Tor should not, however, be used to access unencrypted or sensitive data.

Tor is sufficiently secure that it may be used in situations when proxies, VPNs, and SSH tunnels are inoperable. One major disadvantage of Tor is that it is much slower than standard online surfing.


Proxies may be used to access websites that have been banned. Proxies function similarly to VPNs, but they are less secure and effective since they are limited to particular applications. For example, a web-based proxy server may be used to access restricted websites. Hide My Ass is an example of a functional proxy that may be used to circumvent internet censorship limitations.

SSH Tunnel

SSH tunneling, also known as “Secure Shell,” establishes a secure connection between a user’s computer and a remote system through an encrypted connection. It is intended to route network traffic and functions similarly to a VPN. SSH tunneling is advantageous for encrypting unprotected protocols such as IRC, VNC, or IMAP, as well as circumventing any local network censorship.

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