Social media uproar provoked by allegedly blocked porn sites

For a few days now, I can read the same type of post on social media, no matter if it’s on Reddit, Facebook or Twitter. Social media users are complaining about the alleged move by some Vietnamese ISPs to block certain websites for, well, adult entertainment.

Viettel và VNPT chặn web khiêu dâm
Reddit post by user Adromawan (“Viettel and VNPT have blocked pornography”)

Some people seem to be really upset with this issue, saying that this may be enough to let them “riot” and become “terrorist[s]”. Of course, this is probably not really serious. However, posts like the following one go a bit beyond what’s politically OK to say.

F*** the ***
I don’t want to cause more trouble for that poor fellow, so no link and no name. It’s easy enough to find the post anyway.

One user seems already annoyed by the number of posts about this topic…

The situation isn’t very severe though and might even just be the result of some technical issues. I’m personally using FPT and Viettel, and neither of them made any trouble connecting to any of the sites. So, while it remains unclear what is causing the blocked connections, it won’t remain an issue for very long. Also, users are already coming up with alternative sites or ways to connect, such as in this Facebook post:

Don't worry, just add .es instead of .com to the address
Facebook post about how to connect with xvideos and pornhub (“Don’t worry, just add .es instead of .com to the web address – wish you a some nice time around close people and family”)

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