A country with strict censorship
Facebook has emerged as the largest social network and its huge number of users can almost make a separate country… or a continent. Few countries still do not allow Facebook to run in their premises by blocking it permanently under their censorship rights. Politics is not what people understand, they want their freedom.
What good is democracy if it can’t permits you to have a social network account and communicate with your close ones far away from you?
China has the largest population and worst censorship parameters. People want to connect with each other using Facebook, Twitter and more but most of them are eradicated by Chinese government under basis of potential threat to their security. If security is an issue, many other countries would take toll of it but none were affected by Facebook or Youtube. If there are ways to block, there would be unblocking techniques as well.
Ways to breach censorship to access Facebook from China
Diverting your server and simply using other proxies won’t do the trick. Creating diversions to highly secured Chinese network is not a work of an amateur. You need to opt for the right method. The safest way is using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. VPN creates a bypass and induces a safe network. An encrypted VPN network would help you breach strong Chinese firewalls.
The question is what service providers are best? There are many of them viz. ExpressVpn, StrongVpn, Hide My Ass (HMA).
An encrypted VPN network would help you breach strong Chinese firewalls.
I’d recommend you to choose Hide My Ass! Pro VPN service for all platforms. For Android, it is the most secure application available on Play Store. Install it right away and you don’t even need to enter any settings manually. It will connect your devices via a secure network. It is tried and tested in China with almost 0% error rate. You can hit the button below to check out their website, or just keep reading to learn how to use this service.
You don’t need to worry that you are practicing illegal activities and that you may be compromised for it.
How to configure VPN
HMA! Pro VPN services are available on almost all major platforms. I’ll take you through a guide of configuration:
- Detect your platform and install the application (available on Play Store, App Store and it’s Windows compatible as well)
- Complete the sign up: Enter all the required details and complete all verification
- Choose plan as per your needs. There are cheap ones available as well.
- Create your configuration. Settings might include selecting Type as PPTP (Android) and server address. You can select server from website. HMA is very user friendly and will fill in most of the settings by itself, so you won’t have to do all the hard work.
- Tap Connect and let it establish a secure connection
Check your connection, open Facebook or any other restricted website. Their customer support is very active and accurate in solutions. Do contact them in case of any queries.
It has least demerits and honestly I haven’t encountered one. Using HMA would certainly give you access to not only Facebook but also to other blocked websites. It’s a ‘must have’ app not only for Chinese people but also for people who travel to such countries.