Russia Bans Porn And Tells Citizens To Get A Life

Posted: Sep 18 2016, 10:25am CDT | by , in News | Latest Political News

 

Russia Bans Porn and Tells Citizens to Get a Life
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Russia has banned two of the biggest porn sites in the world, causing an uproar on social media. What is even weirder is that Roskomnadzor, the Russian body that has enacted the bans, has been responding to people who complain and actively sassing them. 

This all went down on Tuesday in a law imposed by two separate regional courts. Any Russian citizen who tries to view videos on YouPorn or PornHub will not get a message saying that the websites have been blocked "by decision of public authorities."

Sexually explicit material isn't illegal in Russia, but according to the BBC, the law does ban "the illegal production, dissemination, and advertisement of pornographic materials and objects."

The Roskomonadzor actually quoted itself in a reply to frustrated fans of the websites, saying exactly what it said during a previous round of bans in 2015: "Dear Lyolya, as an alternative you could try and meet someone in real life." And in its retweet this week, it added: "Dear lovers of the Internet, this piece of advice still stands."

This tweet attracted a reply from the original Lyolya, who asked why the watchdog group hadn't “come up with something new.” 

Censorship is a large part of what the Russian government does. They have thousands of websites banned for breaching child protection laws or going against the government. At one point, the citizens were denied access to Wikipedia.

For its part, Pornhub is trying to fight back against the ban, though it isn't likely they will get very far.

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