Blogging platform Medium was banned recently in China.
“Great Firewall of China” came from GreatFire.org, a site that monitors efforts by China to censor portals confirmed that Medium is blocked in the country now.
However this ban was not surprising because this easy and quick blogging tool, has evolved into a bigger source of news from known publishers and independent journalists. Medium plans to earn money from the platform by soliciting advertisements from companies such as Intel, Nest and Bose.
Medium’s importance in news dissemination would place the platform in the dragnet of Chinese censors. Other large Web sites banned in China include Google, which bypassed the Great Firewall for two hours in late March, Dropbox, Facebook, YouTube and Dropbox.
Although there is no official explanation why Medium was blocked, ABC reported that it possibly is linked to a post in the blog site last week about the Panama Papers leak which provided details on the offshore money of several national leaders and their kin, including China. Beijing has censored news about the Panama Papers leak.
Last week, Medium announced a dozen media outlets would start to publish on the platform which would allow content from publications with websites block by the Great Firewall in China.
How to Unblock Medium in China?
There is a simple and reliable way to unblock Medium is China and this is VPN – Virtual Private Network.
VPN is a secured tunnel that hides your real IP address and allows to avoid all Internet filtering.
VPN is easy in use and works fine for accessing blocked sites.