YouPorn And Pornhub Porn Website Banned In Russia


Russia has been known for censoring large swaths of the internet, this includes sites violating a law banning – the illegal production, dissemination, and advertising of pornographic materials and objects.  YouPorn And Pornhub porn website banned in Russia this week.porn_website_banned_technosearchBBC reports said “redirect to a message explaining they have been blocked by the decision of public authorities. ”

Speaking to BBC news Roskomnadzor — the country’s communications and media watchdog on the block said, there is nothing exceptionally new about the ban as thousands of websites in the past have been blacklisted.

In the year 2015 also he had banned 11 porn websites, including Pornhub’s Russian subdomain though the other domain were still accessible.

Further BBC news reports after 2015 a woman called Lyolya tweeted to Roskomnadzor asking about possible alternatives for the porn website banned.

The response to her tweet said- “Dear Lyolya, as an alternative you could try and meet someone in real life.”

The funny thing is the after the round of porn site bans this week someone at the Roskomnadzor pointed out to the older tweet saying “Dear lovers of the Internet, this piece of advice still stands.”

Ars Technica mentioned that the “much-mocked tweet apparently attracted a reply from the original Lyolya, who asked why the watchdog hadn’t ‘come up with something new.’”

It was like a Twitter war going on where Roskomnadzor again responds asking “whether it was possible ‘to enter the same river twice.’ ”

Later Pornhub joined the party offering the government agency a premium Pornhub account in exchange for lifting the ban.

Roskomnadzor responded to this with “Sorry, we are not in the market and the demography is not a commodity.”

Pornhub got the final say on Twitter, telling its Russian customers the site was—after all that—not actually blocked.

Speaking to the media a spokesman for Pornhub confirmed Pornhub is indeed blocked in the country but said other subdomains “may not be blocked yet.” He also said the company is looking to appeal the decision.

 

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