The Thailand government has blocked the popular porn site Pornhub for violating the country’s Computer Crime Act in 2007. This move is aligned to the warning of the Deputy Prime Minister, Prawit Wongsuwan, last week.

Thailand users will get a blank website or a warning message saying that the site has been suspended in 'accordance with the Comtuper-related Crime Act 2007 (B.E. 2550)'. There are only a few people reported that they can still access the website.

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Thailand users will get an error message when they enter the site Pornhub

While the Pattaya News says that this was just a 'technical glitch' even though many internet providers have confirmed that they have blocked Pornhub according to the order of the government.

Thailand is among the top 10 countries that access Pornhub daily the most and this news has made a lot of people in the country angry. A hashtag called #SavePornhub is now trending on Thai Twitter with posts that show the displeasure of users toward this ban.

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There have been many protests led by students in recent months in Thailand

There have been many protests led by students in recent months to demand the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and reduce the power of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Some people speculate that, with this ban on Pornhub, it seems that the people who did go against the government before will probably do now.

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Pornhub was banned once before in May this year but it was unbanned quickly after that

This was not the first time the Thailand government blocked Pornhub, actually. In May this year, during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand, Pornhub was also banned but it was unbanned quickly after that because of the outcry of people on the internet.

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