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Olympic Gold Medalist Eileen Gu is being criticized for some remarks she recently made during her time in Beijing.
As first reported by Yahoo!, the San Francisco-born teen is under fire and garnering some harsh criticism for her comments about VPN usage.
In a recent Instagram post, the popular skier replied to a comment asking why she was able to access the social media outlet while others were not.
Gu responded by mentioning the use of a VPN that is available within the App Store.
You can read the entire exchange below.
VPNs are banned by various countries including China where some have even been arrested for their use.
In fact, the Chinese government has removed VPNs from various App Stores including Apple.
The Google Play Store is not available for download in China as well.
Various Social Media Apps such as Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter are also banned by the “Great Firewall”, China’s internet regulation system.
Gu’s Instagram post was shared on the popular social media blogging website Weibo which attracted over 4000 shares and 1000 comments.
However, her comments regarding the use of a VPN have since been deleted from the platform.
She received harsh criticism from various Twitter users claiming ignorance and privilege.
Gu’s use of a VPN is something that Chinese residents are not capable of and many took offense.
Your internet activity is visible to various outlets such as Internet Service Providers, hackers, and even the government.
The best way to protect your privacy is by using a VPN that will encrypt your connection and make you completely anonymous online.
TROYPOINT always recommends users stay far away from Free VPN’s as these always come with a catch.
What do you think of the developments regarding Eileen Gu and her comments about VPN usage?
Do you think it is right for China to ban access to various apps such as VPNs and more?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
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