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New Laws Cause Pornhub To Go Bye-Bye in a Growing Number of States

June 28, 2024

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Okay, this one is slightly different, but news is news, and this fits the bill. Starting on June 27th, Pornhub, the ever-popular adult site, has blocked access in many states, with the list growing every day. Even if you don't partake, you've likely heard of Pornhub, which is the Google of the adult world and just about as ingrained in popular culture as the search engine giant.

What's going on?

Well, numerous states, including Texas, Indiana, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Utah, and Virginia, just to name a few, have passed new laws law requiring age verification to access pornographic material. That new law comes in the form of uploading your government ID to a state website to gain access to your favorite adult sites.

People with Signs Protesting Pornhub Block
Wait, what? Something doesn't sound right there. Nobody wants to upload their ID and be placed in a state database so they can wear a big scarlet P on their forehead.

Pornhub blocking access isn't a jab at porn lovers. The porn giant, along with a handful of others, is blocking access in states with the new laws as a way of protest. The porn giant believes this is unconstitutional and will have no part in forcing ID age verification. They also believe it will harm kids, as well as content creators, in the long run while offering no solution to the issue at hand (no pun intended).

We won't post a link here (just in case you can still get it in your state), but if your state is one of those affected by the block, you can go to Pornhub, and you'll be greeted with a detailed statement. It's worth the read.

Pornhub feels there are better ways to verify age, such as device-based solutions. According to the company, "the best and most effective solution for protecting minors and adults alike is to identify users at the source: by their device, or account on the device, and allow access to age-restricted materials and websites based on that identification."

Pornhub says these laws will actually harm kids by forcing them to go to non-compliant porn sites that often contain illegal material and malware. Pornhub stated, "Very few sites are able to compare to the robust Trust and Safety measures we currently have in place to protect the users viewing content on Pornhub."

Remember in the 80s when the battle cry was, "I want my MTV?" Now it's "I want my Pornhub," but until there is a drastic change in these laws, you'll have to find your thrill on Blueberry Hill.

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