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Here's how Indians responded to the #PornBan on Reddit

Kunal Majumder | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 7:04 IST

On 3 August 2015, a notice from the Department of Telecom ordering internet service providers (ISPs) to block over 800 porn websites in India was leaked online. This has confirmed the government's crackdown on pornographic content, after a lot of confusion in the Supreme Court of India.

This comes after days of speculation across social media, where users of certain ISPs had expressed problems while accessing porn.

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Reddit responded to the ban swiftly, with two particular threads on the issue garnering swaths of comments. If either of 'The Vent' or 'The Serious Discussion' thread is to be believed, Indians are very, VERY, unhappy with the ban.

First, people are just trying to understand what this means

There is a unanimous outcry, off course

People are just simply disappointed in the government.

Then, there are people trying to find a way out

Those who smartly downloaded porn instead of streaming are bragging.

The creative ones are responding with sarcasm

While some are trying hard to find a positive side

But most importantly, there is stupendous support for changing mindsets and protesting the ban.

First published: 14 February 2017, 7:04 IST
 
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Editor for Speed News aka Catch Live and Operations at Catch, Kunal enjoys measuring his life in numbers. Of his 30 years of life, 12 have been spent working, 9 of them in journalism. The remaining 3 were spent in 2 call centres, talking to British and Australians about insurance and cellphones. In his journalistic capacity, Kunal has worked at 3 publications and headed 2 online teams. The '3' includes Images Multimedia, Tehelka and DNA. The '2' includes Tehelka and DNA. Catch is Kunal's 6th workplace, where he will head his 3rd team as speed news editor. As a reporter, he won 2 awards - Statesman Award for Rural Reporting and UNFPA-Laadli Award for Gender Sensitivity. That's his story in Prime Numbers (a section on this site from which he's taken inspiration).

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