Flash talk over internet censorship - Rather than justifying what internet censorship is I want to focus more on the effectiveness of internet

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Rather than justifying what internet censorship is, I want to focus more on the effectiveness of internet censorship, whether it’s effective enough to prevent people from accessing to certain types of information. In China, we are unable to access to websites such as Google and Youtube. China does this by using something called an IP address which blocks or rejects requests from certain IP or ranges of addresses. However, this censorship can be simply removed by using the special network called virtual private network also known as a VPN, an extended private network which builds an intranet using the internet as medium. The internet censorship can also be ignored by using a certain browser application that was not even designed for the purpose of avoiding internet censorship. One of the examples is data saver. Data saver is a chrome application that supposedly saves user’s data usage. In South Korea, however, just by turning on data saver, it automatically evades the censorship. This is because the
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