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Protests In Thailand After The Goverment Banned PornHub

The city of Bangkok was today rocked with protests after the government cracked its whip on Pornhub and other 190 websites showing pornography. The protests were extended to social media with many criticizing the government over censorship.

A dozen of activists gathered infront of the offices of the relevant ministry holding banners written ‘free Pornhub’ and ‘reclaim Pornhub’.

The country’s Digital Minister defended the government’s actions stating that the restrictions was part of kicking out sites that do not abide by the nation’s cybercrime laws. The Thailand administration has also restricted access to gambling websites.

Many Thai users took to twitter under the hashtag #SavePornhub, to criticize the move by the digital ministry since their country is among the Top 20 nations by daily traffic for Pornhub.

According to Pornhub, Thai users spent more time on the site last year, at 11 minutes and 21 seconds, than elsewhere in the world.  

 A hashtag that translates as #HornyPower is trending on Thai Twitter following the Pornhub block, accompanied by comments or memes that the government could face greater opposition now beyond the protesters.

‘If someone doesn’t hate the current military government, now they probably do,’ said a Twitter user named Jirawat Punnawat.

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