Oops! Russia Blocks Free Porn Website, Pornhub, But Not Entirely

Oops! Russia Blocks Free Porn Website, Pornhub, But Not Entirely [LOOK]

By Maximus Chukwuka | Staff Reporter on September 17, 2016
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Two of the world’s biggest free pornography websites, Pornhub and Youporn have been blocked in Russia.

The websites were blocked by the Russian state watchdog Roskomnadzor, which is known in English as the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media. Among other things, that agency is in charge of monitoring the internet and blocking sites that the Russian government doesn’t want to be used.

Pornhub which claims it’s the world’s number one free pornography site, responded with a cheeky tweet to the Roskomnadzor watchdog by offering it premium subscription in return for lifting the ban.

Pornhub tweeted, “If we give you guys a Pornhub Premium account, will you un ban Pornhub in Russia?”

“Sorry, we are not in the market, and the demography is not a commodity,” the agency responded in English on its official Twitter, suggesting pornography is preventing the population from reproducing.

The website later redirected its users in Russia to an alternative website, still, with a tweet.

While the prohibition is roundly applied, some morality advocates believe the move is a positive action to defend family values and the safety of children from a wildly unregulated Internet porn landscape.

Last year, Roskomnadzor responded to one critic by telling them, “as an alternative you could try and meet someone in real life.” Thursday, the watchdog said that advice is “still relevant.”

Roskomnadzor however said the ban could be lifted only after a total revamp of the sites, one news agency reported.

In recent years, the Russian government has issued temporary bans on various adult Internet sites.

 

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