Censorship
First, we need to understand about censorship. Mainly censorship is a way to restrict the freedom of expression of an individual or group. Censorship can apply in many ways, commonly applies to speech and writing, as well as the dissemination of information or news. It is far-reaching, and can extend to any form of expression to encompass things like clothing, literature and art. The main goal of censorship is to restrict, control or influence personal, political and moral views.
Internet Censorship
Internet censorship relates to the restriction of content in the digital world. Internet censorship is most often endorsed by a government, although internet service providers, technology firms and smaller organizations for example, a school. Mostly internet service provider or technology company imparts censorship on a request of a government.
Blocking & Censoring
Blocked Sites: Sites that are blocked most often include news sites and blogs. Blocked sites also often include those with controversial material.
Blocked Content: Censorship sometimes involves blocking certain content from sites, or changing that content to fit within governmental, moral or religious boundaries.
Blocked Applications: The blocking of applications available for use on mobile devices, tablets or computers. Most often, application blocks occur on social media applications and messaging or communications platforms.
Blocking of social media: This can include blocking of entire sites (for example, Facebook.com), or censoring of certain content or comments posted on these sites by users.
How Can You Bypass Censorship?
There is only one effective way to bypass censorship online with a VPN. VPN allows you to change your IP address, meaning you can appear to be in a country you are not. In this way, you can circumvent censorship enacted via location-based IP blocks. A VPN also secures your connection, to keep you safe and private even from the most oppressive governments.