Ou Toilet website almost wrecks KZN woman’s marriage

2010-11-29 00:00

WHILE cellphone network giants, Cell C, Vodacom and MTN are flushing out the controversial and infamous Russian-based Ou Toilet website from being accessed by their subscribers, a local woman said false comments that she slept her way to the top with her supervisor almost wrecked her marriage.

“I am a newlywed and it was hard for me to explain this whole issue to my husband, who does not live with me because of work commitments. I decided to call him one evening and told him everything. He was a bit distracted at first since we were not living together. Trust was compromised, but things got better with time.

“I feel that this has stripped me of my dignity both at work and in my community. My director, who was also a victim and had a lot of stories written about him, took some legal action and investigation is underway,” she said.

The woman’s husband was not comfortable talking to The Witness.

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) recently called on all network providers to block the Ou Toilet website and its links.

In a statement FPB chief executive officer Yoliswa Makhasi said: “It remains within the powers of network providers to take responsible action against identified sites that contain harmful content that affects negatively our children and society by blocking such sites.”

Makhasi said that at this stage no child pornography has been discovered on Ou Toilet.

“We will be relentless in drawing attention to such sites and will remain a constant irritation to the hosts and site developers.”

The defamed woman said she is happy that network providers have joined many who abhor the Ou Toilet website and its links, such as www.toilet.wen.ru, and want them to be blocked.

MTN said: “The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) provides MTN with a list that gets updated twice daily of websites identified as containing images of child sexual abuse. In addition to this service that helps protect MTN customers from inadvertent exposure to such content and minimise the perpetuation of the abuse of the child victims, MTN also has a Parental Control service.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, MTN has requested the IWF to block the Ou Toilet domains … MTN can confirm that these domains have been blacklisted on its network.”

However, The Witness discovered that other cellphone subscribers were still able to access Ou Toilet and one of its link websites, www.toilet.wen.ru, yesterday.

 

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