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Comedy websites 'CollegeHumor' and '9gag.tv' are a part of the 857 websites to be banned because of 'indecent content'

Are these two websites remotely connected to pornography? Not in a bit.


Updated:August 3, 2015, 4:02 PM IST
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As you may have already read, a leaked copy of the purported order issued by the Department of Telecommunications lists all the 857 websites that have been ordered to be blocked in India by the Department of Telecommunications.

This list comes as a part of the DoT’s alleged plan to ban any kind of indecent and pornographic websites in India. In a classic case of civilians getting caught in the crossfire, websites like CollegeHumor.com and 9gag.tv are a part of this list.


Are these two websites remotely connected to pornography? Not in a bit.

Both of them are humour websites that create and curate funny content related to pop culture. Additionally, CollegeHumor also creates a lot of original videos. Most of them are funny sketches. The humour content on these websites may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But does that really make them ‘indecent’ and ‘pornographic’? Sigh.

Here are a few CollegeHumor sketches that will give you an idea about what kind of humour they create:

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