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Porn Sites Like Pornhub And Redtube Are Back in India with new face


The Indian government had put a ban on about 857 websites, classifying their content as being “immoral and indecent”. A letter had been issued by the Department of Telecommunications to all Internet service licensees for the disablement of porn websites (under the provisions of Section 79(3)(b) of the Information Technology Act, 2000). However, two global porn portals including Redtube and Pornhub have made their way back in India and don’t need any trick to bypass the ban, according to IANS.

Pornhub is now available as pornhub.org and RedTube can be accessed at redtube.net. In case you aren’t already aware, .org extension is used by non-profit organizations while the .net extension is suitable for internet, email, and networking service providers. Since the ban has been applied on .com domain names, porn websites can easily be accessed on various screens, without any need for a virtual private network (VPN), alternative browsers, proxies and other methods to access the blocked websites.

Over the last few years, the Indian internet service providers (ISPs) including Airtel, Jio, BSNL, and others have blocked hundreds of porn and file-sharing websites. If users try to access these blocked websites, a message is reflected telling them that the websites have been blocked as per the directions of the Department of Telecom. Other concerns have also been raised over issues surrounding child porn, sexting, sex trafficking, cyberbullying, et al.

According to Parry Aftab, a US-based lawyer, internet safety expert, and founder of WiredSafety, "sexting, sextortion on the internet - mainly with young boys, child porn, violence against women in the form of revenge porn and cyber terrorism are turning into a huge issue in India and they should be taken care as soon as possible”.

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