India’s ban on porn sites may lead users to visit ‘risky porn sites that may contain illegal content’: Pornhub exec

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  • Expressing his concern over the recent ban on porn sites imposed by the Indian government, Corey Price, vice president of Pornhub, told Indian Express, saying it only lead people to land on ‘risky sites containing illegal content’.
  • He also said that even though it is early to predict the full impact of the ban, but the traffic has declined.
  • India recently asked Internet service providers to ban 827 porn websites.
Criticising India’s recent ban on 827 porn websites, a Pornhub executive has warned the move could prove counterproductive.

Corey Price, vice president of Pornhub, told The Indian Express that the ban could lead to people visiting ‘risky porn sites that may contain illegal content.’ He also emphasised that the Indian constitution does not have any specific law that is against watching pornography in India and the move was a “disservice” to the people of India.

Corey reportedly said the company is willing to work with the Indian government to come up with the solution to address the problem.

In October, India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) instructed all the Internet Service Providers to impose a ban on 827 porn websites. Major service providers including Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea implemented the ban as per the directive.

However, the people reportedly found ways to get around the ban. Pornhub, for instance, launched an altered URL especially for its users in India just days after government pronounced its decision.

According to Corey, while the long-term impact of the ban wasn’t immediately clear, he acknowledged that traffic has fallen since the restriction came into action.
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