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We monitor and challenge internet censorship in China

We have built robust, unique, censorship-defeating tools and services that are having a big impact in China. But many of these projects are in danger of dying if we cannot secure financial support.

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GreatFire Apps

98389136FreeBrowser
FreeBrowser is the only browser that allows Chinese internet users to directly access uncensored news. 40% of our users have never used a circumvention tool before.
2,080,844
116852836FreeBooks
In an effort to crackdown on freedom of speech, the Chinese authorities have kidnapped and "disappeared" book publishers. FreeBooks fights back by making it easy for readers in China to get their hands on uncensored e-books and audio books, helping to inform and educate those who want to learn more.
4,773

GreatFire Websites

100093428FreeBrowser StartPage
We have directed Chinese internet users more than 13 million times to censored news stories about government corruption, politics, scandals and other "sensitive" information.
501,348
133866606FreeWeChat
No other website restores and republishes censored information from WeChat, China's ubiquitous and most popular application. Our dataset grows larger each and every day and provides a real-time and accurate litmus test of the information that the Chinese authorities find most threatening.
91,016
64937860FreeWeibo
We mimic the look and feel of the real Weibo website, but instead of presenting a "harmonized" version of the popular social media network, we restore and integrate censored and deleted posts (currently numbering more than 300,000), so that Chinese can access a real-time view of the real discussions that are taking place online in China.
47,239
114117421Circumvention Central
No other website tests the speed and stability of free and paid circumvention tools from China. We provide an unbiased, data-driven view of what is working and what is not so that Chinese can make informed decisions when choosing a circumvention tool.
14,455
113319492FreeBrowser.org
Promotes FreeBrowser.
10,583
51418171GreatFire Analyzer
No other website has accumulated as much data as we have around the blocking of websites and keywords. We make ourselves available to the media and have been quoted in thousands of news stories.
7,359
172737219GreatFire.org
This website.
6,022
104798887PaoPao
This Chinese-language blog explores strong philosophical arguments around censorship-related issues, drawing from both current affairs and history. The passionate followers of this website advocate each day for freedom of access to information.
4,866
152975902GitHub Wiki
Our GitHub wiki enables our users in China to download our apps directly without circumventing.
3,404
186306182Apple Censorship
1,034

About Us

We are an anonymous organization based in China. We launched our first project in 2011 in an effort to help bring transparency to online censorship in China. Now we focus on helping Chinese to freely access information. Apart from being widely discussed in most major mass media, GreatFire has also been the subject of a number of academic papers from various research institutions. FreeWeibo.com won the 2013 Deutsche Welle “Best Of Online Activism” award in the “Best Innovation” category. In 2016, GreatFire won a Digital Activism fellowship from Index on Censorship.

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