Pakistan Gets Wrongly Labelled as Top Porn-Searching Nation, Here are Proofs!

Few weeks ago a propaganda website (without any announced publisher, whois information or a physical address) carried a report that tried to prove that Muslims top the list for watching adult material on internet.

This grossly misrepresented report said that Pakistan (and several other Muslim countries) are topping the charts for various sex-related search keywords, such as “animals pigs, donkeys, dogs, cats, horses, cows, goats, snakes, monkeys, bears, elephants, and the generic term animal”.

This report citied some other keyword, such as “bird sex”, “fat sex” etc. and said that they mostly originate from Muslim countries and that Muslims in general and Pakistan in specific is world leader for searching adult content on internet.

To tell you the fact, this is all wrong and misrepresentation of facts.

For example, the report said that Pakistan tops in searches for keyword “bird sex”, but it intentionally didn’t mention that keyword “Bird sex” is searched at least 100 times lesser than keyword “sex”.

It’s actually funny that all the keywords for which Pakistan is topping are least popular keywords as compared to mighty keywords such as “sex”, “sex videos”, “free sex”, “porn” etc.

Below is a comparison of some sex-related keywords and the amount of searches these keywords get. You won’t find “bird sex” in the graph, as it is represented in a linear line near Zero index as compared to other keywords.

Check yourself in below Google Trends graph:

Now just for your eyes, here’s how the world ranks for major Sex-related keywords:

 

While I am not denying the fact that Pakistan has sizeable audience for adult content, but you can’t simply twist the facts to rank Pakistan on the top of the list, just to earn some bad-press for the country.

Its a shame that people tell the half truth just to bad-mouth someone.

Not to mention, this is not the first time that Pakistan is defamed this way, Fox News did a similar maligning back in 2010 and Google had to step in to deny the report.

Google, in its statement then, had said that such minor keywords with extremely low searches may contain inaccuracies because the sample size is too small for the results to be statistically sound.

This whole situation gets even more shameful as publishers like Salon and MIC are sold by such fabricated stories. Not to mention, our own Express Tribune (as always) was more than happy to carry the story without researching the subject.

The Nation and Pakistan Today were also among the silly publishers who carried this fake report.

We urge all such Pakistani publishers — who carried the story and damaged Pakistan’s name — to publish a rebuttal on the matter with similar enthusiasm.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Dear Aamir, thanks for highlighting this issue with facts. May sanity prevail among new media publishers and those who are sittingon “web desks”.

    • See my response bro… This is similar to the propaganda “There are no Taliban” and shit…

  • JAZAKALLAH bro that really was a relief hope you’ll keep on exposing obnoxiousxious reports like this

      • Great. This comment just made an otherwise sane article sound like rubbish. Because if a minority is hanged and someone carries a report (no minority is on tribunes front page mostly) than the paper must be anti pakistan. Grow up and fix yourself vs speaking lile an imbecile!

    • Abay ziada jazbati na ban. Countries with low porn hits have abundant sexual opportunities. Humans are humans. Even if Pakiatan tops it, I won’t blame the people but the culture that doesn’t allowsex to a common person till the age of 30 sometimes more.

  • Dear Aamir bhai, thanks for publishing this piece.

    Like I said before.

    In Pakistan porn sites were blocked like two years ago. Now if anyone is watching porn being in Pakistan, then they are doing it through proxies or VPNs which must record them as visitors of any other country but Pakistan. Still Pakistan is at the top? What a bunch of crappy shit.

    Above that the percentage of people who use internet out of 20 crore is quite low. And then filter it through the people who know how to use proxies and VPN and then filter it through those who do watch it. Still at the top of list wow! Bunch of liars!

    I am at loss of words.

    I would say Express Tribune has lost the standards, but this is exactly how standard Express Tribune is nowadays.

    • The proxies argument is bull. Just because people dont know how they work, it doesn’t make them anonymous. What location is your laptop set to? What info does your “anonymous” proxy or vpn really hide?

      And over half the Pakistanis i know watch porn. Most people without internet still know how to use a phone that can play or display it. The rest just watch it on tapes CDs DVDs like in old days.

      Remain in denial all you want but our oppressive society has issues other more progressive ones dont. Next youll be saying nobody drinks here.

      • They say “Neem Hakeem Khatrae jaan” that’s about it for you. Google is a data mining project, not an AI for some intelligence agency. Before Youtube was blocked in Pakistan, it was the third most viewed site in Pakistan after Google & Facebook. Now it has been blocked, for what two years now? People watching Youtube in Pakistan are more than watching porn!

        Situation is pretty similar, for Youtube you need a proxy of anonymizing your location and IP which are the core factors through which a data mining machine gathers numbers.

        Youtube is at 21st most visited site in Pakistan now. Yes, some of what you said might still be true, but being at the top with few million online users sitting behind proxies and VPN is a joke that big, I can’t even start to explain.

    • The data is not the result of people WATCHING porn, it is claimed to be the result of people SEARCHING for porn. Important difference.

    • ohhh really
      Pakistanzzz a porn site visiting !!!
      A wrong report !!!
      every one is barking IDIOTS
      okay may be google will say sorry soon
      now what about Peshawar attack
      A wrong image of Pak has gone all around the world
      come on change the history
      Can u!!!

  • recently found out many young people here are going towards bird farming, no wonder they search for that specific two words.
    makes sense doesn’t it?

  • Also important fact that a lot of results are blocked by PTA and people dont go simply on google for this. Vpn on the other hand can provide a backdoor but it will exclude the search from pakistan due to vpn being operated from out side.

  • don’t forget guys Pakistan is also among the top internet users, as well as sex restricted country plus young guys nd girls are not getting married on time, we have a mixed cultural way paths of west, east and religion, so this will obviously happen.

  • I think the notorious publisher smartly put “Katrina Kaif hot Pics” in the adult category for his illicit goal boasting here… :D

  • express tribune news are like indian agents bz when ever i tried to replied to anti pakistan sentiments on that site and use word like “india” that won’t ever got replied there and against pakistan all comments were there thats like i feel i was trying to post comment on indian site

  • I’m pretty sure adult content and any site that might contain any is blocked in Pakistan. Since Pakistan is in the list of few countries who has concerned Internet for general user this should be common knowledge among us.
    Seems like there is some people who thinks it’s great to have a half baked story on the internet and newspapers to further misguid new souls

  • Damn thats a relief I was so angry yesterday after everyone was publishing this (what the sach , zalimaan) on facebook

  • Nope budy, it is and RISING. Though I read your report and than that site you mentioned. The site language was bad and insulting to Pakistan but reality stays the same.

  • Well most of the things would be shown on National Geographic channel for general knowledge and it would be fine there..lol

  • check the beastiality pron searches in google trend , most of them come from western countries or india or west indies countries.

  • We are the 7th largest population globally, with easy access and the least internet literacy. That’s the reason why a freak here will “SEARCH” for porn on “Google” and not type in the porn website address directly, like the rest of the world.

    P.S: I am not justifying anything here, just letting you guys know how stats can be misleading.

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  • Sir salute to you, for naming some entities which failed to research the subject and felt proud while running the story cooked up by tabloids.
    Foreigners can do all the propaganda, they want. But it felt really sad when locals seemed more enthusiastic than them. Then we say, it was all bairooni saazish.
    Integrity of this blog and professionalism is unmatched. (haters, please dont waster your time reading my comment)

  • Blocked sites do not stop the searches though. The sites may be blocked but they’ll still appear on search. The data just shows the amount of time the term was searched on Google. And Google Trends does not lie. Instead of blaming others, we should start looking at ourselves. We might not be on top, but that ranking is still shameful as a nation.

  • Its about data collection. Not anonymity. All the proxy needs to do is hide originating ip and search engines track that. Most search companies dont try to backtrack to the original IP (and they cant in most cases anyway)

    • A company whose prime business model is data collection, would definitely track the originating IP. Google’s major revenue stream is ads. Moreover anonymity won’t matter much when you are using browser of the same company as the browser also tracks the searches. Heck even Facebook reads your search history to target ads for you.

      • Well I am connected with German VPN, Google is showing me search in German, ebay takes me to Germany ebay…are they stupid or unable to find my real IP?

  • Shame on Express Tribune, Nation, and Pakistan Today for publishing news without verifying facts first. Instead of professional journalism, they have become cheap publishers like tabloids.

  • Pakistan is rightly recognized a place from where the most porn searches comes..
    Do
    you know as PTA blocked all websites which contain nudity so our
    Pakistani friends have to switch proxy network to visit such various
    websites.. If you have noticed or not whenever you use any country IP
    and if you visit Google you will be redirected to that country’s Google
    e.g google.com.ca
    So Similarly, whenever they use USA proxy to watch porn it shows that A visitor from USA watching that porn..

  • Our print and elect. media is presenting these type of reports without any verification, Govt should take action ?

  • well… why don’t the government sue them for this? just scan the IIG data and if the allegation is wrong, you’ve got evidence to prove yourselves right and reclaim the honor…

  • A country where they can vote for a corrupt prime minister and then they complain that they have no water, no electrify, no food, no security, anything is possible

  • Well done. Thanks for portraying the factual position, through simple research. Because of their own skewed perceptions, people are all too eager to throw the baby out with the bathwater, when it comes to accusing this or the other bunch of individuals for what they perceive to be aberrant behaviour. Fox, MIC, and now the Trib, are clear examples of that.

  • Aamir Sahib

    It is nice that some one is
    there to take care & keeping eyes on nation issues and highlighting the documented
    facts and figures. We are really proud of you and appreciated your positive
    role, keep it up GOD Bless you and live long..

  • Yaar mujhay kaafi had tak tumharay topic ki authenticity pe yaqeen hai but ye batao k jo graph reports hen wo 2004 ki kyun hain?

  • mr author of this article …wake up..stop hiding the facts..accept it… pakistani is a nation full of frustrated and hypocrite people like you.


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