So in this recent ban on porn sites in India we’ve already been facing a flurry of complaints & protests, mostly to do with freedom of individual privacy and the growing discomfort with the establishment in terms of diktats enforced. To add to it we now have an added problem-certain legitimate websites which have nothing to do with porn have also been allegedly blocked by some ISP’s and/or mobile data services providers.
Take for example a portal like College Humour (http://www.collegehumor.com/) which is a place filled with humour for college students, which apparently is not currently accessible on some ISP/mobile platforms.Similar problem is being faced by another humour oriented portal-9gag.tv.
And now what’s making it even more appalling is that even our own portal (MAM) seems to be facing some issues. Some of our authors and readers are unable to access the website and the ISP’s and mobilNote- This article has been written and published only by accessing the site with the help of a VPN, which is all the more worrying for us. e data service providers who seem to have restricted/blocked access probably include Vodafone, Hathway, InCablenet.
Here are a few screenshots of what some of us seem to be seeing on their desktop or mobile-
We have already been asking the respective ISP’s and mobile data service providers to look into it and resolve it ASAP. In case any of you are also facing the same problem do let us know through the comments section and we will look into the same.
Note- This article has been written and published only by accessing the site with the help of a VPN, which is all the more worrying for us.