Find access to blocked websites
RSF operation #CollateralFreedom circumvents technological censorship by means of an original strategy in which “mirrors” or duplicates of the censored websites are created on the servers of the world’s Internet giants. Authoritarian regimes cannot block access to the mirrors without the “collateral damage” of restricting their own access to the services of these Internet companies.
During a hackaton organised by Reporters Without Borders and An Daol Vras, this extension has been developped by Brendan Abolivier and Clément Salaün in order to make it easier to access mirorred versions of blocked websites, by adding an icon switching to red when a mirror is available. You then are just one click left to more freedom.
When word has been heard that a mirror is no longer accessible in a country, its URL changes, and this change is then applied in the very next start of your browser.
Mirrors are hosted on by third-party, such as fastly or cloudfront.
For support, manual installation, and more, please refer to the official GitHub repository here: https://github.com/babolivier/rsf-censorship-detector/tree/chrome