If you’re dealing with a blocked internet page or multiple blocked sites, don’t be scared, break through with these simple and simple hacks.
How to Bypass Blocked Sites and Internet Restrictions
When the government goes after any site, they could probably just fine the operator. As to be expected, that doesn’t work either. In the case of The Intercept, we were notified via email that our site had been blocked.
The email from The Intercept states that our website is “blocked”, which is a bit different than being “disabled”. When your website is blocked, you’re instructed to visit the URL in order to view a “blacklist”, which essentially indicates whether or not the site is restricted for certain purposes. This could be done by the government or at the behest of companies that own websites. The Intercept was blocked from accessing many news outlets as well as the Guardian and the New York Times, among others. Even these big news outlets had sites removed because of “violent rhetoric and incitement of violence”.
In short, this is a setback for us that would have killed our publication years ago, as often the site is inaccessible due to errors or blocked by the owner themselves. We have been informed the site is “blocked”, but sites do change and situations vary from time to time. So we did some digging and here is our best shot at restoring our site so you can see what we’re all about.
There are several ways to get around the restriction. These require a bit of HTML know-how and possibly a bit of technical know-how as well. First of all, you have to know how to spell URLs. You may have heard of this, so I won’t go into it again. But if you aren’t a terrible speller, try out 1-Click SEO. The site gives you a tab for the URL, but when you’re trying to use it and the page starts to fail, press the option for show website in window.
Then you have to go about experimenting. Try going back to your home page and getting to the page that’s been blocked. Don’t force yourself though, just do it to see the sites you’ve blocked. Let it stand for a while. Then read up on it, see what’s been block. This could be just a minor error or a subtle blocking. For example, if the site says “banned” in the URL but you know the word “terrorist” is in there too, that’s a good sign you’re having a server or filter issue. But this is all to say that if you have trouble going through the blocking, or want to try out another different webpage, be wary. To help make the process easier, here are some links to a few more of our sites to see what blocked.