YouTube swamped by porn

Reports indicate that YouTube was swamped yesterday by an abundance of pornography.

A large group of users began uploading seemingly innocent clips, many with kid-friendly tags such as "Jonas Brothers" and "Hannah Montana". The clips however, while possessing 30 seconds of normal content at the beginning, were predominantly explicit.

The attack is being dubbed the "Porn Day" attack by the culprits, users of the website "4chan".

Google has said that it is aware of the attacks, are is taking the appropriate action. Unfortunately, thumbnails may remain on the website for up to a week while Google removes the offending material.

The attack comes at a time where Google is already being sued by Viacom for not doing enough regarding copyright content. This occurrence may direct attention to Google, with regard to child safety on the web.

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haha it made it on bbcworldnews and everything good on them xD quite honestly youtube should just create and adult section and cash in on it.

+1

I've recently read they're hardly making any money from it, but an actual porn section would certainly fix that :D
Given that there are already various others for that (YouPorn, PornoTube, RedTube...), the demand is there clearly.

^^lol!

I seldom browse through YouTube videos, though I'm pretty sure it isn't 'stuffed' with porn, at most you will find moderate nude stuff.

Aquarian said,
^^lol!

I seldom browse through YouTube videos, though I'm pretty sure it isn't 'stuffed' with porn, at most you will find moderate nude stuff.

What I find funny is when two guys are kissing it is marked as 'objectionable' and needing an age check, and yet when the same thing is done between a guy and a girl - nothing happens.

Macalicious said,


What I find funny is when two guys are kissing it is marked as 'objectionable' and needing an age check, and yet when the same thing is done between a guy and a girl - nothing happens.

Well, you know, it's just the established norm that exhibiting homo materials in the public media is generally considered offensive.Live with it.

But is kissing cheeks between two men also viewed as offensive?

A bit unnecessary tagging it with labels that children would search for, at least make the tags things that adults would mainly be searching for.

What inane person would want to upload hidden pornography into a mindless harmful clip on YT in the first place in my view is one sick individual. I hope they find out who was responsible for this and throw the book at them. Imagine you're sat there with your son or daughter and she's just downloaded a care bear video of YT and all of the sudden appears Dolly Buster...? Some people may find it funny but to an eight year old it could be damaging. I would never let my kid near any porn, and if I found them looking I would ban them from the Internet.

Sick

Actually it would only be damaging if the kid could not understand what they were seeing. How can seeing pornography be damaging? Maybe 2 girls 1 cup... but porn? It's naked people... oh noes!!

At least it shows that when people get organized, they can still get a message across despite any censorship. Well, unless the domain is hosted on GoDaddy.

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