Twitter users outraged at blocked access to porn sites

A new wave of outrage hit Mongolia’s Twitter communities as the Communications Regulatory Commission blocked access to Mongolian pornographic websites last week.

Mongolia’s Twitter users have expressed outrage at the recent conviction of Ts.Bat on defamation charges for speaking out against Roads and Transport Minister A.Gansukh on Twitter, using the hashtag “#FreeBat”, which was accompanied by the hashtag “#FreePorn” shortly after the targeted porn sites were blocked.

“With these new measures, the Democratic Party can’t hope to be reelected in 2016 #FreeBat #FreePorn,” said Twitter user @bayarkuu.

“Xaxaxa #FreeBat #FreePorn, they say blocking alcohol made us alcoholics, blocking cigarettes made us smokers, and blocking porn will make us prostitutes,” said @ariunbileg.

The critics on Mongolian social media view the blocking of porn sites to be a violation of internet freedom, which will lead to further limitations to cyber freedom.

Some 166 “blacklisted” sites were named by the Mongolia Communications Regulatory Commission, Intellectual Property Community, Criminal Police Department, and Fair Competition and Consumer Rights Protection Agency.

According to the authorities, the sites were blocked because they violated the laws on obscenity, children’s rights, intellectual property protection, fair competition, consumer rights, advertising regulations and the Criminal Code.

The list of blocked sites are available at black-list.mn.


By Khash-Erdene

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