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How to use Tor and Snowflake to circumvent censorship

Governments and authorities all around the world are trying to control the information flow by putting restrictions or blocking websites in a particular region.

So people are searching for tools like VPN to jump these fences and access the open internet. One of the effective ways to do this is to use Tor Browser.

How does Tor browser work?

In its simplest form, Tor uses a set of nodes — called relays — to mask your identity when you try to visit a website.

These relays help keep your data private from websites and your Internet Service Provider (ISP). You can see an example of how the Tor network uses nodes while visiting DuckDuckGo in the screengrab below.

How Tor browser uses relays to keep your identity hidden from websites