Using a VPN in Lebanon - the backstory
Lebanon is among a number of countries that places censorship controls on its internet users to prevent them from accessing specific apps and websites. Similar to the way China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia show their users a frustrating error page when attempting to access prohibited websites from a device physically located in the region, Lebanon does the same. How annoying is that!?
One of the biggest censorship controls deployed in Lebanon relates to freedom of speech, i.e., those expressing an opinion that doesn’t align with government interests. Some of the most recent blocks have seen Wix, the small business website builder, and Grindr, the LGBTQ dating app prohibited across the country.
Why Lebanon blocks access to sites and apps
Without getting too technical, the Lebanese government decides which sites it wants its users to be able to enjoy freely based on its own interests. Generally, a website is identified for prohibition if it’s being used as a platform to express views by users that aren’t in line with government policy. It gets flagged by a whistleblower (Boo!) and gets blocked.
Other reasons for website blocks in Lebanon may include restrictions of adult content due to religious views, breaches of legislation, and blasphemy laws such as gambling.
A VPN is the answer!
Now that we’ve got past the what’s and whys of website and app restrictions in Lebanon, if you’re like me, you’re probably wondering what you can do about it. Using a VPN in Lebanon will help you evade the heavy restrictions set by the Lebanese government and access the websites you want without fear of running into those annoying blocks.
Let's go with a real-life scenario...
You’re heading to Lebanon on business, and your craft is building websites on Wix. You travel to meet your client in the country looking for your epic web design skills, only to find that when you’ve hooked up your laptop, there’s this strange screen you’ve never seen before that says the site you’re visiting is blocked. Wait, what!?
Let’s rewind a little and pretend you didn’t get to the point of no return mentioned above, and instead, signed up for Le VPN before your trip and installed the app on your device. Now we’re talking!
You arrive in Lebanon, meet your client and connect to one of 100+ server locations. Head to Wix and show off your design skills without annoying content blocks.
Enjoy content from abroad with Le VPN
If you’re a Lebanese resident and head abroad to somewhere like the United States, you won’t be able to access the TV channels and websites you’re used to at home in Lebanon over a direct connection.
Choose one of Le VPN’s affordable packages, install the app on your device and connect to a Lebanon server when you arrive in the US to continue enjoying the content where you left off at home.
Note: Le VPN’s website may be blocked if you try to access it inside Lebanon, so I’d advise accessing the website and signing up in the country you’re visiting as an alternative signup method.
Top reasons to choose Le VPN for Lebanon
How to use Le VPN in Lebanon
Getting started with Le VPN in Lebanon is easier than ever. Check out the steps below to experience total internet freedom:
Lebanon VPN FAQs
Does a VPN increase internet speed?
No, a VPN doesn’t produce higher speeds as the download speed is limited by the speeds transferred over your broadband or data connection. However, a VPN does prevent internet throttling, which ISPs do when they detect high bandwidth usage caused by activities such as torrenting.
Are VPNs legal in Lebanon?
Yes, VPNs are perfectly legal in Lebanon at the time of writing. Specific activities performed while using VPNs, such as downloading copyrighted material, may be considered illegal.
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