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How a porn website is trolling Indian government over ban

india Updated: Aug 05, 2015 01:15 IST
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A top pornographic website reacted to India’s ban on more than 850 adult portals by the trolling the government on Twitter, asking the people to “vote better next time”.



The government’s decision to ask internet service providers to block 857 websites has triggered a debate on whether the move amounts to a curbing of personal liberties and also inspired a series of memes.



Xvideos, a website that streams adult videos and is ranked 45th among the most visited sites by Alexa, responded with a message for Indians on Twitter.


Xvideos has more than 137,000 followers on Twitter and Indians account for 13.1% of its total visitors, according to Alexa. Its tweet in response to the Indian ban was the first post on its Twitter accounts in nearly two-and-a-half months.



The telecommunications ministry issued the order to ISPs to block the pornographic sites on August 2. The list of the banned sites has already made the rounds on Twitter.



CollegeHumour, a sketch comedy site that too was included in the list, had a creative answer – it published an article with 12 made-up facts about India.


The article begins with, “So, apparently India's Department of Telecommunications is banning ~850 sites for being ‘too porn-ish’. Their words, not mine.”



One of the made-up facts is “India goes by the metric system not because it's easier, but because it is in direct opposition to the imperial system and India is currently going through a ‘bad boy phase’”.

The article garnered some humourous responses on Twitter.

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