Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#2457 closed defect (invalid)

aljazeera censored

Reported by: rosc2112 Owned by:
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Description

Using tor, sometimes I'm noticing english.aljazeera.org blocked, either outright being denied access through tor, or returning blank pages. The site is accessible directly, so this is a tor-specific thing. Restarting tor doesn't help.

Sorry if this is the wrong place for this post, I don't see a general forum or mailing list to discuss this kind of issue.

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by rransom

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

It is very unlikely that Tor exit nodes are censoring english.aljazeera.org. However, english.aljazeera.org may be blocking connections from Tor exit nodes. If so, there is nothing we can do to help you; please ask the operators of aljazeera.org to unblock access from Tor.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by erinn

Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened

Actually, I can reproduce this when using 'hands' as an exit. I emailed the operator to see if there's an upstream problem, but please see if you can recreate it with this specific exit.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 9 years ago by rransom

Replying to erinn:

Actually, I can reproduce this when using 'hands' as an exit. I emailed the operator to see if there's an upstream problem, but please see if you can recreate it with this specific exit.

I can recreate it with hands, blutmagie, ennui, TempleSouth, gpfTOR2, chaoscomputerclub23, and Amunet6.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by mlc

The al-Jazeera television network has a website at english.aljazeera.net, not .org. Perhaps this is (part of) the problem?

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by rransom

Resolution: invalid
Status: reopenedclosed

This site is clearly not being censored by Tor exit nodes, and we cannot do anything about aljazeera.org blocking access from Tor.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by phobos

I talked to Al Jazeera's technical team. They confirm they have nothing to do with .org. aljazeera.net is not blocking tor in any way.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by erinn

I think the .org was a typo in the original bug report. I have only been using .net and I still see this problem with a variety of exit nodes.

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