Mobile networks block ‘outoilet’ in SA

2010-11-26 00:00

South African cellphone networks are working hard to block access to controversial chat website and mobi site Outoilet and, they say, will continue to block additional web addresses used to access the site as they come to their attention.

The infamous chat site has undergone various transformations (originally starting off as toilet.wen.ru) and has grown as a forum where schoolchildren are able to anonymously discuss sex among pupils, amidst other things.

The site has been a cause for concern as attempted suicides among schoolchildren had been reported as a result of their names appearing on the site.

Vodacom, MTN and Cell C have all blocked access to the website outoilet.wen.su, an adaptation of the website’s original name. The site, which is hosted in Russia, has now taken on local names for its portal as well, such as umgosi.wen.su (which means gossip). — WR.

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