France Bans Access to Popular Hentai Outlet Nhentai, Claims “Site Contains Images of Child Porn”

In the latest move by a world government against anime and manga, the French government has begun to restrict access to popular hentai outlet Nhentai, with a new government redirect page warning that the various doujins and image galleries hosted on the site contain “images of child porn”.

According to the warning, users were being “redirected to this page by the Ministry of the Interior because you have attempted to connect to a site containing image of child pornography”, an act which was being done in order to “protect the dignity of the victims of abuse seen in the images” and “protect the internet users and especially the very young, who did not want to find these shocking images.”

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Very likely because they had real images mixed in with cartoons! Why are you defending this?

If that is true, then I am not defending this. However, somehow, I doubt that that is the case.

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@LegalLoliLover1

nhentai is just anime artwork. It’s basically a mirror website for the other place.

Also, I would strongly advise against engaging with the people who think WiFi spreads COVID-19.

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You understand nothing. It is possible or even likely that the operators were using the network as a cover for real child exploitation imagery. They took the site down because of the real images, not the anime

Do you have anything to back that up? It would be reason for concern if that is the case, but the statement made seems to be more like a set response and not referring to this specific situation.

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They aren’t going to just block the website unless there is actual child abuse images you are fucking kidding me if you dont understand this

Well, that’s what they did. This is France, not the US.

Many government’s around the world will block websites for containing drawn images of children or young looking adults, hentai in general is often viewed as being equivalent to CSEM by many governments.

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You leave. You are the trespasser.

I really can’t stress this enough.

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No, they’re not. Fiction and reality are distinct, separate. The rationale behind this is that it is not intrinsically linked to the sexual abuse of children, and that the private thoughts and ideas of the populace are to be protected from state intrusion.
Child pornography is the depiction of REAL minors being sexually exploited, hence why it is illegal and excluded from the First Amendment.
There was a United States SCOTUS decision which clarified the issue on a legal level, hence why such depictions are legal in the United States, Japan, Austria, Denmark, Germany, and various other nations.

No actual kid, no crime.

With that being said…
Nhentai is a popular worldwide service that delivers on-demand Japanese adult material, specifically in the form of manga and anime.

I’m going to assume the web block in France is a mistake and will be lifted soon, just like it has in other countries. A cursory glance of the website will make it apparent that there is no real child abuse material present on the site.

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I’d honestly view it as France trying to be more like Australia. Which would be somewhat ironic since they created Cuties…

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No they didn’t? Are you just assuming things because you have nothing to say?

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I disagree. Free speech is in France’s blood. The blood of theocrats and authoritarian oppressors is stained in their history. I feel like any prohibition on fictional, artistic pornography is wholly illegitimate in their legal system.

Australia is a former prison colony where legal moralism and authoritarianism are baked into their very theory of law. A country that has a state-run censorship board does not compare to a country whose PM publicly defends political cartoons characterizing and blaspheming Islam.

Live free or die!

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Didn’t they pass something a few years back allowing them to curb free speech under the guise of “terrorist content?”

I think so? That was passed when ISIS was putting out beheading videos and it likely was geared to empower them to more easily detain suspected extremists entering their borders.

That’s not the case. You can check the website out for yourself. Prostasia is in touch with a French civil liberties group to take action against this unlawful act of censorship.

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Once again, this image comes to mind. (Which was the same day as Charlie Hebdo.)

And didn’t they have some other people being murdered recently for drawn depictions of the prophet Muhammed?

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I think it’s extremely unlikely that the site was hosting real C… P… There are many places that consider drawings to be C… P…

I don’t like lolis; their undeveloped bodies never appealed to me. However, I think trying to get rid of cartoons is a complete waste of time, because every second spent getting rid of lewd cartoons would be much better spent punishing child predators and getting rid of actual C… P…

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