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Pornhub and other sites to remain blocked as they conflict with good morals for upstanding citizens




Pornhub and other adult websites are remaining blocked in Thailand as they “conflict with good morals for upstanding citizens.” The Thai Government says the websites encourage poor moral standpoints and can affect youth in a negative manner.

Itthipol Khunplume, Acting Minister of Digital Economy and Society and current Minister of Culture said the decision that was made by the previous office holder, Buddhipongse Punnakanta, will be upheld. The decision also includes keeping other popular adult websites blocked as the Thai Government has labelled them to be “obscene.” But the move to ban adult content has brought protests with those disagreeing saying such sites are freedom of expression.

Buddhipongse says pornography violates children’s and women’s rights and has confirmed that pornography is illegal in Thailand. He also says the websites allow users of any age to access them.

“I believe that people who have children will understand the ministry’s move because the site contains lots of inappropriate video clips.”

The minister did not give any more details about how it violates human rights, but back in March, activists started a petition to shutdown Pornhub, saying the website facilitates human trafficking. An anti-trafficking activist says the website makes it easy for sex traffickers to upload videos on the site.

Pornhub shot back, saying the claims are false and the company has a “steadfast commitment to eradicating and fighting any and all illegal content on the internet, including non-consensual content and child sexual abuse material.”

Although pornography is illegal in Thailand, Pornhub was online for a decade, according to Nation Thailand. Some say that the recent ban has to do with a video of a certain “someone” shared on Pornhub.

Activists also point towards sex being a natural act that should not be censored. Furthermore, they say, online gambling has been illegal for years, but is still accessible on the internet.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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    Jan Schauseil

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    But showing rape scenes on TV at prime time is OK. Those are good morals for upstanding, literally, citizens.

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    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    What is obscene is corruption, dictature and military government. As far as Internet
    is concerned any VPN will do !!!

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    Lou Nee Tune

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    I see – the CIA/KGB is at it again…
    Probably promoting their hidden world domination agenda through this subtle porn-culling move. Or wait, is it another Pattaya news trick?

    Glad the regular old-hands of this comment section are with us to share their hard-earned wisdom, and bestow us mere mortals a rock-solid perspective on the Kingdom and the world at large. Looking forward to having things explained by these local “legends” of the schoolyard.

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    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    Activists want pornography freely available? Clear to see how they are active.

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    Issan John

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Anyone knows a good free von that I could use to get around that ?

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    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Pornhub should sue them for liable.

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    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    People just use a proxy and unblocked

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    Keet Korin

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    on to the next one…

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    Social Observer

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Define “good” morals.

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    Social Observer

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    Define “obscene.” (I think a military dictatorship is obscene)

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    Larry Taylor

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Hypocritical Thailand at its best!

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    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Have you tried instead? xD

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    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Overthrowing democratic elected governments, beating up paramedics if they want to threath wounded protesters and allow a millionair cop murderer to walk free to name a few.

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    brian mc

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    surely bashing the bishop is a religious right… or left (based on your preference)?

    this guy needs to “shake hands with the unemployed” to understand the situation.

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    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Number one sex tourism destination complaining about good morals. Thai logic at its best.

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    John Melcher

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Pornhub is not blocked in Thailand. Nor is YouPorn or XVideos.

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    Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2:00 am

    If you’ve got a sexy beautiful thai girl why the hell would you want pornhub

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    Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 6:47 am

    Good point. I was a pornhub fan until I moved to Thailand 7 years ago. There are thousands of beautiful Thai ladies. No need to go on porn sites.

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    Issan John

    Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:51 am

    “Anyone knows a good free von that I could use to get around that ?”

    Not this “Issan John”.

    Unfortunate that in making the “Comments” section less usable than before the Thaiger hasn’t addressed the very simple issue of stopping anyone commenting using anyone else’s name.

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    Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Predatory machismo is at home in thailands military establishment since generations: it is the wisdom if the kings that maintained thai tradition and unity through wisdom.
    The wisedom died with Adulyadee.
    The preservation of his legacy was the goal of the coup.

    Today we see that revenue conscerns from prostitution have greater priorities for the military, evidently as they finally rule outright.
    It is evidently far cheaper for thais to jurk off and not use military provided girls,(maybe the soldiers had enough too, and are using their hands now too, it’s insubordination, haha but their sleaze revenue suffers, tuff times, even for those that own thailand.

    Not to worry, under the guide of an un-well royal and headless primitive and deranged military rulers,ridiculously inept, the country is becoming derelict in its reduction!

    The comment section is precious in this paper as we hear the opinions of expats vomiting their white entitlements and having understood zero of their priviledge to have been infused by thailands beauty of a buddhistic mind.
    Despicable unconscious fools,
    a mirror to the junta, as if they were from the same stock.

    Here you always find fear, small mindedness so vast it spreads like wild fire though the numb middle class masses: thailands gone, the mind’s mad, its ugly facades bare and exposed, as all colours of joy, of blooming love, of freedom have been abused,
    a waste land

    heile zeit.

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    funny coz its true

    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 9:11 am

    rape on day time TV fine, porn = unethical.

    Are you sure it’s not because of who you can find on these sites. some kind of royal friend perhaps

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