Lantern is new crowdsourced project by developers of Limewire to thwart Internet censorship around the world. The company describes how the technology works, “…running Lantern, every user with uncensored access can become an access point for those without, providing gateways to censored sites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube”. Keep in mind, Lantern is not designed to preserve your anonymity and privacy. Lantern will help you get a message outside areas where there is censorship.
The site provides additional information and a video you can watch. There are also various ways to contribute to the crowdsourced project for those interested.