Over 25 Prominent Porn sites Been Blocked

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According to Section 13 of the Anti-Pornography Act 2014, a person shall not produce, traffic in, publish, broadcast, procure, import, export, sell or abet any form of pornography and anyone who commits such is liable, on conviction, to a fine of Shs10m or imprisonment not exceeding 10 years. Today, at least 25 porn websites will not  be accessed on mobile phones, after internet service providers finally blocked them, in fulfillment of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) orders.

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Three of the sites – Pornhub.com, Xvideos.com and Youporn.com were among the top 100 most visited websites in Uganda but since there blockage these sites have not been accessed thogh those using vpn can still access them the thing the regulators have failed to work upon.

The chairperson of the Pornography Control Committee, Dr Annette Kezaabu, said there is a drop in the number of people accessing pornography after they blocked the prominent porn sites.

“As I speak, we have a team that is compiling a list of other porn sites that will be blocked. We anticipate that some people will open up new sites but this is a continuous process,” Dr Kezaabu said yesterday.

The list will be sent to UCC that will order internet service providers to block them, she added.

In July, Mr Godfrey Mutabazi, the UCC executive director, wrote to telecommunication companies and internet service providers, ordering them to “ensure that pornographic material is not uploaded or downloaded through its services”.

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