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It’s raining memes after telecom providers are ordered to block over 800 porn sites

Although the high court's order came in September, it wasn't until recently that internet users faced its effect. Most popular porn sites are now blocked on many networks, but Jio users seemed to be worst hit.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 27, 2018 11:07:18 am
porn ban, india ban porns, jio bans porn, porn banned on jio, porn ban funny reactions, porn ban memes, porn ban jokes, adult website banned, india news, indian express Netizens had a meltdown online after they couldn’t access most popular adult content websites.

The government has directed internet service providers to block 827 websites that host pornographic content. According to a PTI report, the move was taken following an order by the Uttarakhand High Court.

The order came on September 28 and the high court said that internet service providers will have to ban the sites or face cancellation of their licences. (Read this story in Malayalam)

“Unlimited access to these pornographic sites is required to be blocked (or) curbed to avoid an adverse influence on the impressionable minds of children,” the bench had said in their ruling. (Read this story in Bengali)

Although the order came in September, it wasn’t till recently that internet users started facing the shutdown. Many popular porn sites have now been blocked on many networks, but it seemed that Jio users are the worst hit. They complained bitterly on Reddit and Twitter that they cannot access any adult websites any longer. While some thought the decision was archaic and criticised the government for the move, others took solace in humour. With #pornban, social media has been flooded with memes and GIFs, particularly with those taking a dig at Jio customers.

Sample these below.

While the Uttarakhand High Court has asked the government to block 857 websites, the Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) found 30 portals without any pornographic content.

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First published on: 26-10-2018 at 12:39:39 pm

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