In response to a new law that requires porn sites to verify users’ ages, Pornhub has completely disabled its websites for people located in Utah.
“As you may know, your elected officials in Utah are requiring us to verify your age before allowing you access to our website,” DeVille says.
“In addition, mandating age verification without proper enforcement gives platforms the opportunity to choose whether or not to comply.
Until a real solution is offered, we have made the difficult decision to completely disable access to our website in Utah.
Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed SB 287: Online Pornography Viewing Age Requirements into law in March.
In 2016, Utah declared porn a “public health crisis,” and "an epidemic that is harming the citizens of Utah and the nation.”
In 2021, Cox signed a law that would require device manufacturers to add adult content filters on all smartphones and tablets sold in Utah. »