Ask Slashdot: Is There a Way To Experience the Chinese Internet From Outside?

dryriver writes: In 2008, a bunch of crafty developers created a Firefox plugin called China Channel. It apparently allowed you to connect to a proxy server in China, and experience the — heavily censored and filtered — internet as Chinese citizens experienced it back then. The nearly decade old plugin doesn’t seem to work anymore. My modern Firefox browser couldn’t install it. So the question: is there a way to surf the internet as if you were inside China, and experience for yourself how much of the experience is censored or filtered? It would be interesting to experience firsthand what the Great Firewall of China lets you see of the free world and internet as we know it in 2017, and what it does not.


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