Brexit even more popular than porn in Google searches

People really, really want to know what the decision to leave the European Union means for Britain

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“British politics are more popular on the internet than porn” is not a phrase anyone imagined they’d ever hear.

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“Porn” is consistently one of the most searched-for web terms in the world.

Yet data from Google shows that for a short time after Britain decided to leave the EU, the number of people Googling Brexit overtook the number of searches for online pornography.

During the height of Brexit confusion, on Friday morning, there were more than three times as many searches for Brexit as there were for porn. Those results were true worldwide as well as in the UK.

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The data, collected by the Guardian’s Chris Moran, showed that “Brexit” was the magic search term for a while – and even the word “football” came in at a distant third place.