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Russia Blocks Major Pornography Sites, Tells Citizens “Meet People in Real Life”

PORNHUB AND YOUPORN, the biggest adult websites in the world, have been blocked in Russia.

The site has been blocked by the Russian state watchdog Roskomnadzor, which is known in English as the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media. Among other things, that agency is in charge of monitoring the Internet and blocking sites that the government doesn’t want to be used.

And the latest sites to fall victim of that are Pornhub and YouPorn, the world’s biggest collections of free pornography. That move began on Tuesday but put in practice previously issued court decisions, according to the Moscow Times, and could be reviewed later.

It isn’t the first time that the agency has blocked Pornhub — doing so in September 2015. And it isn’t the first time that it has been roundly mocked on Twitter for doing so.

And at that time it replied to a message from one Russian citizen asking whether the the agency would at least “suggest an alternative” to the popular site.

“Dear Lyolya, as an alternative you can meet someone in real life,” the official account replied on Twitter.

And this time around the account has posted to “internet fans” that the post suggesting people just head outside rather than watching adult websites is still relevant.

It also retweeted a post by another Russian user who said that he had followed the agency’s advice, and that as a result he was due to have his wedding soon.

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Source: Independent

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