This test provides an automated way of examining whether Lantern works in a tested network.

Lantern is a centralized and peer-to-peer proxy, which is used as a circumvention tool. It detects whether websites are blocked and, if so, it allows you to access them via Lantern servers or via the network of Lantern users.

This test runs Lantern and checks to see if it is working. If it’s able to connect to a Lantern server and reach a control website over it, then we consider that Lantern can be used for censorship circumvention within the tested network. If however the test is unable to connect to Lantern servers, then it is likely the case that they are blocked within the tested network.