Now Pornhub Is Blocked In Virginia, Too

Posted June 30, 2023 by with 4 comments

Pornhub, which was recently purchased by Canadian private equity firm Ethical Capital Partners, has now blocked people in Virginia from accessing the site. Last month, the company put in place a similar block in Utah in response to that state’s age verification law. Virginia has the same kind of worthless law going into effect this weekend. Via Virginian Pilot:

The popular pornography site has blocked users with Virginia-based IP addresses in response to the state legislature passing a law that requires users to submit government identification to verify their age before accessing adult content. The new law, passed in May, goes into effect Saturday.

Users will be met with a message opposing the legislation, accompanied by a video featuring porn actress Cherie Deville reading it.

“As you may know, your elected officials in Virginia are requiring us to verify your age before allowing you access to our website,” the statement reads. “While safety and compliance are at the forefront of our mission, giving your ID card every time you want to visit an adult platform is not the most effective solution for protecting our users, and in fact, will put children and your privacy at risk.”

[Virginian Pilot]

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