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No more porn for Jio users!

Reliance Jio has banned hundreds of pornographic websites from its network after Department of telecommunications ordered to block such contents from reaching the users. Reliance Jio announced in its September quarter financial result that the average video consumption of 17.5 hours pulled the usage to this extent.

However, Mukesh Ambani’s telecom claims that the highly watched videos are not erotic kind still the company has blocked hundreds of pornographic websites including Pornhub and Xvideos.

The government has lately asked the telecom industries to block 827 websites containing pornographic content. The order was passed at the Uttarakhand High Court where it asked the internet providers to block 827 websites providing pornographic content for which it issued the list of the websites that need to be blocked.

“All the internet service licenses are instructed to take immediate necessary action for blocking of 827 websites as per the direction from Meity and for the compliance of the Honourable High Court order,” said the Department of Telecom in an order.

Following the order, the Reliance Jio has blocked some of the websites from the list of pornographic websites listed by the High Court. However, the company has not released any official statement regarding the latest move and the information came to light only after some Reliance Jio user reported that they are unable to access websites with adult content on the Jio network.

“I’ve been trying to load a few of the adult sites but none of them seems to load on the Jio network. Is it just me or are you people facing the same issues,” posted a Reliance Jio user on Reddit.

The others went on to say that the company has banned the popular websites however, some lesser known ones are still accessible on the Jio network.

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A similar order was also issued in the July 2015, when Meity asked DoT to block 857 websites with adult content. The DoT then changed its order on August 4, 2015, which said that the internet service providers are free not to disable any of the 857 web links which do not have child pornographic content.

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