Amazingly, Porn Is More Popular Than Government Websites In Uganda

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Isn’t this a turn up for the books. People are more interested in sex than government. Really, who would have thought it of a species like ours? But that is the sad truth. Uganda’s government websites – even the news sites – are less popular with Ugandan internet users than pornography.

Tsk:

Despite the prevailing porn ban in Uganda, it can safely be said that pornographic materials and information has never been more consumed than now. It’s nearly two years since the government inaugurated the pornographic control committee to prevent the use or spread of pornographic materials and information. However, the latest web rankings have put a pornographic website ahead of news and government websites. Alexa, an American web traffic analysis company based in San Francisco on its website, ranks one of the porn sites ahead of all local websites, including news and government websites in Uganda. The site that is residing on the mobile and desktop screens of Ugandans is Porn555. As of Tuesday, the Amazon subsidiary ranked the porn website in position six, behind Wikipedia and ahead of Daily Monitor, Twitter, BBC among others.

Actually, come to think of it, we might not be so surprised. Government is some 8,000 years old, invented around the same time as agriculture. For the obvious reason that before people stuck around in the same place all the time there wasn’t really anything to govern. Human beings, homo sapiens sapiens, as a species are rather older than that. Some 10x to 40x times older than that. And all that time, even before government, we were using sex as a means of keeping the species going. In fact, by definition, each generation is the product of those in the previous one who were in fact interested in sex.

So, porn more interesting that civics – yes, we get it.