Understanding the use of circumvention tools to bypass online censorship

  title={Understanding the use of circumvention tools to bypass online censorship},
  author={Y. Mou and K. Wu and D. Atkin},
  journal={New Media & Society},
  pages={837 - 856}
  • Y. Mou, K. Wu, D. Atkin
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • New Media & Society
  • Circumvention tools designed to bypass online censorship—such as simple web proxies, virtual private network service, and so on—are frequently used in countries whose governments impose heavy Internet censorship. Around 18 million Internet users in China are currently using those tools to bypass the Great Firewall and access unblocked online content. In a pioneering empirical investigation of unblocked information seeking in China’s censored online environment, the present study systematically… CONTINUE READING

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