Iran hates porn so much it broke the Internet in Hong Kong


Porn is highly illegal in Iran, and sites containing erotic material are blocked at the ISP-level as a matter of routine. These efforts to stamp out smut are usually contained within the country’s borders. But last Thursday, something weird happened. According to The Verge, 256 porn sites – many with names like superbigcocks.com – started to gradually disappear from the Internet. While the servers themselves were working fine, users as far away as Russia and Hong Kong were getting nothing but blank players. The culprit? Iran’s biggest ISP, The Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI). Here’s what happened. The TCI had announced…

This story continues at The Next Web


The Next Web

Leave a Comment