American porn site removes Chinese keywords after user campaign in China, where it is censored

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Pornhub has banned the Chinese words for “rape” (强奸 qiángjiān), “gang rape” (轮奸 lúnjiān), and “drug-facilitated rape” (迷奸 míjiān) after a Weibo campaign accused the website of allowing videos of rape and sexual abuse to be uploaded and making the content easily accessible to Chinese-speaking users

Pornhub is blocked by China’s Great Firewall, so these users must be using virtual private networks (VPNs) to “jump over the wall” (翻墙 fān qiáng).