How To Get Past Washington Post Paywall And Read Articles For Free

Date January 14, 2019

Newspapers are dying, and it’s not a big secret. In the modern technological era, the printed press is standing on the brink of its existence really. With that being said, the most powerful news media are trying to hold and improve their position online. It is often not enough for them to just have their readers visit the site and read the articles. Many publishers want them to pay for the content, in the form of subscription. Although the price is usually not too big, many of such paywalls have huge breaches. Let’s talk about Washington Post and possibilities to read the articles absolutely for free.

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How to get past Washington Post paywall?

Some publishers allow nonsubscribers to read a certain number of articles per month for free. And that’s where the term “leaky” or “soft” model is applicable. Such model gives profound users a chance to get past the mechanism and basically read everything without paying the price of the subscription. According to different representatives of the most popular newspaper publishers, they are aware of such abuses of the workarounds and aren’t concerned at all, calling them extremes that do not hurt such huge businesses.

So without further ado, let’s take Washington Post as for our example. There are at the very least three tricks you could try to bypass the paywall.

1. Definitely not cheating

Washington Post offers free access to users who are Amazon Prime members, meaning people who bought the Amazon Prime subscription. Also, you can have unlimited access if you have .edu, .mil/, or .gov email. In such case, you should fill in your email in the required field while registering on the site. You will be able to get your free subscription after the email is verified.

How To Get Past Washington Post Paywall And Read Articles For FreeThe entrance of the Washington Post buildingNicole S Glass /

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2. Not particularly cheating

Most pop-ups and signup forms use special programming language JavaScript, which you can turn off in your browser with the help of different plugins. Any website without JavaScript on looks weird, almost retro-like. However, you will be able to read all the content you are interested.

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3. Is it really cheating?

Another popular way of reading Washington Post online for free is by using incognito mode, also known as privacy mode, in your browser. This mode allows you to disable the web cache and turn off browsing history. This can prevent the system from tracking you on the site, so that it doesn’t know whether you’ve read an article or not.

How To Get Past Washington Post Paywall And Read Articles For FreeIncognito mode tab in Google Chrome web browserSam Kresslein /

The following methods do not work on every computer, but you’ll never know until you try. Some Internet users on Reddit suggest another way of dealing with Washington Post paywall. You just have to google the title of the article in a new browser tab. Anyways, we do not recommend cheating, stealing, and any illegal action. After all, the subscription price is really not that high.

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