If I want to read https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/19/post-american-world-is-now-full-display/, I have to use archive.vn which allows me to go past the paywall (https://archive.vn/yTP0x). However, archive.vn is still proprietary so I installed ArchiveBox which is free software but does not go past the paywall. Does anyone have any solutions?

@stevo
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My Recommendations:

  1. bypass paywalls. Browser extension for both Firefox and Chrome. Works really well.

The rest MAY work depending on the website…

  1. Some sites you can simply disable the javascript to read the text. (example: https://www.saltwire.com/)
  2. Add a dot to the URL after .com ( example news.com/article -> news.com./article ) to read the text.
  3. Outline.com the news URL as others have recommended but I find it now supports less and less sites.
@liminal
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In alternative to installing another extension try this ublock origin list first: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/llacb47/miscfilters/master/antipaywall.txt

@birk
15M

Is there a way to run the bypass-paywalls extension on android? Seems even with Firefox nightly it needs to be on the Firefox extension ‘store’

If an article is behind a paywall I tend to just stick it into outline.com and hope that it’s supported. For example

@geopoliticssuck
creator
26M

I already know outline.com, it is also proprietary, I’m looking for a replacement for that as well

riccardo
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I wish there was a way to open urls directly in reading mode with Firefox

@lnxprcy
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Why not just use an addon ?

@Ghast
17M

w3m https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/facebook-comments-algorithm-racism-b1766209.html

I use w3m for browing articles because it’s not capable of making popups.

That said, any browser without Javascript will probably be about as good. You can make shortcuts to turn off Javascript, or there’s the badwolf browser which comes with shortcuts to turn Javascript on and off.

@geopoliticssuck
creator
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This doesn’t work as well, like I said in another comment, I live in the EU so I have to forego the GDPR rights to see the article.

@Ghast
26M

Javascript isn’t connected with the law.

Also, I don’t see any provisions in the GDPR for ‘forgoing rights’. If they’re making it difficult to see content without a bunch of JS, the site’s probably just not complying with GDPR.

@ufrafecy
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@geopoliticssuck
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I didn’t work for me, I already tried lynx before and I got the same results (without --dump). I’m in the EU so that’s probably why it worked for you.

@ufrafecy
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