How To Outsmart Countries Blocking Social Media

The importance of social media for activists and protesters has prompted governments from Turkey to Hong Kong to permanently or temporarily block access to social media sites. But entrepreneur Adam Fisk has made it his mission to help ensure that sites like Twitter and Facebook remain accessible when faced with government censorship. 

Fisk discussed his censorship-combatting apps Lantern and FireTweet on HuffPost Live last week. "Basically, [Lantern] is a tool that just bypasses blocking in these regions in a number of different ways to access sites that would otherwise be blocked or censored," Fisk said.

Watch Fisk explain how Lantern and FireTweet bypass censorship in the video above.

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