More bans in Russia: Biggest adult website PornHub is blocked in Russia

19:02 Sep. 14, 2016

Biggest adult website PornHub is blocked in Russia

(Source: pornhub.com)

The site is banned by the supervising agency 

The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media has banned the biggest world pornographic website PornHub. Russian internet providers have already started to block access to it. The ban also includes website Youporn. All of the Russian internet providers have 24 hours to follow the new rule, otherwise, they will face punishment. 

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According to the Federal Service, the banned sites "violated the prohibition on distribution of information about pornographic materials or items".

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A year ago the Federal Service for Supervision already closed access to the Russian-language version of the site. Then the court decided that the resources are the subject to the law on protecting children from harmful information.

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The Russian legislation does not prohibit watching pornography. Yet, the law bans its production, distribution, and advertising. Moreover, child pornography is illegal as well. 

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PornHub and Youporn are the biggest such resources in the world, that provide free content. Both websites are in the Top-100 popular sites in the world. 

 

 

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