PornHub India Ban: How Indian Government blocked 827 porn websites & how it impacted the industry

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With earnings in billions, the adult entertainment industry is the most significant in the world. PornHub is the industry’s leader.

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Despite being watched by millions of people every minute, porn and the word itself is a huge taboo in the world. Once in their lifetime, every person has seen at least one scene or clip from a porn movie either by accident or out of curiosity. With several reports quoting different numbers, it is estimated that the value of the porn industry ranges between $15 billion to a whopping $97 billion in profits every year.

Note: About 12% of all content on the internet is related to pornography.

 

The big numbers of the porn world

With such huge numbers on the charts, the porn industry is compared to Hollywood as they release roughly 600 movies and make about $10 billion in profits every year. But if we look at the porn industry, with an average release of almost 13,000 movies with a profit that is close to triple digits. The porn industry makes more money than the Major League Baseball, The NFL, and the NBA combined.

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PornHub is one of the leaders in the industry with a massive range of collections, making them the biggest providers of adult entertainment materials. The network has photoshoots, videos, live cams, and premium content that gives access to full scenes and movies that are recorded by some of the well-known faces in the world.

Note: Every second, the porn industry spends $2500-$3000.

 

PornHub says,-“Size matters if you want to lead the industry.”

Yes, you heard that right. But it only matters if you want to be the biggest adult entertainment platform in the world. PornHub is the biggest provider for the adult content and claims that the site witnessed about 75 GB of data streaming every second in the year 2017. With this streaming data, we can only imagine the amount of data they hold for the content is beyond our imagination.

PornHub India Ban

Several data show that porn websites get more visitors every month than Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter combined. Another competition for PornHub is Xvideos, which itself is more prominent than Dropbox, CNN, and the New York Times combined. MindGeek is a privately held Canadian company that works in the direction of web design, IT, and web development, and along with this, they are involved in internet pornography. The firm owns PornHub, Brazzers, YouPorn, Reality Kings, Digital Playground, and other few websites that are working in the world of adult entertainment.

Note: The most significant porn network, Pornhub, received over 33,500,000,000 site visits in the year 2018.

 

Porn Hub India ban – Pirnhub

In late 2018, the government’s Department of Telecom ordered internet service providers to ban 827 websites that hosted pornographic content in India. The government decided to take such strict action when during an investigation of a rape case, it was found that the accused who committed the crime had seen a porn video on their mobile phones before doing the crime.

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It was found that about 91% of the users in India access the website using their phones, making India one of the biggest providers of mobile traffic for the site. India was among the top 5 countries providing internet traffic to PornHub, but the ban caused the company to fall 12 places among the top countries. This has affected the traffic on the website; however, people found other ways to gain access to the site.

Note: In the list of top 300 popular internet sites, there are eleven pornography sites on that list.

 

Impact on PornHub and alternate ways

This ban on porn by the government has caused a tremendous impact on the traffic received by PornHub as well as in the whole industry. A considerable decline was noticed in the number of users on the platform after the ban, but people were determined to gain access to the sites.

People took matters in their own hands as they started using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to gain access to the website, and since October 2018, the country witnessed a 405% increase in the downloads for such apps. PornHub also created a mirror website for people, whereas other providers bought new domains to make their services available in the country.

The services offered by PornHub can be accessed using VPN applications on the phones by changing your network to another server in some other country. PornHub is the largest pornographic website in the world at the moment, and in 2019, the platform transferred over 6597 petabytes of data, which in average Joe’s term, is about 18,000 gigabytes per day and 209 gigabytes every second.

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Vineet Chaudhary is a content writer with computer applications as his background field. His interests range from writing and photography to going out for trips and rides on weekends.

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