India fought the porn, and the porn won

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India's government caves on porn ban.

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Well, the Indian government's attempt to ban Internet pornography went about as well as you might have expected. 

Just two days ago we reported that government officials over the weekend had ordered Internet companies to block more than 850 pornography websites.

So here we are, three days into the ban, and it's over! It was like a Ronda Rousey fight. 

From The Independent:

India is switching its porn sites back on, days after a ban shut down almost all sexual websites and provoked condemnation across the internet.

Indian internet companies started shutting off the 857 websites on a government-mandated list over the weekend, provoking fears about free speech and censorship on the internet. But the company is already rolling back the plan, following the widespread condemnation.

If India's leaders had done their research and consulted Pornhub -- the go-to source for porn analytics -- they would have realized that their decision would cause an uproar. According to Pornhub, India last year climbed past Germany, France and Italy to become the fourth-largest source of traffic in the world to the massive porn site, trailing only runaway leader the United States (American exceptionalism rears its head again, rest of world; deal with it!), the United Kingdom and Canada. The Indian government was trying to swim against the tide of public opinion -- and a lot of porn.

India's leaders, here's a detailed report by Pornhub of your nation's porn-watching habits. Get to know your people.

This story, "India fought the porn, and the porn won" was originally published by Fritterati.

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