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‘Porn Day’ heated up YouTube week

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 youtube-targetLast Wednesday, May 20, a group of organized users attacked YouTube with the intention of infesting the largest portal of videos with pornography, in a public campaign and declared as “Porn Day” (in Portuguese “Dia do Pornô”) .

Although the attack was of major proportions, YouTube showed that it was well prepared to take measures to contain inappropriate material. «It will take a few days for all explicit results to be removed from search results,» said Scott Rubin, a Google spokesman.

Also according to Rubin, many of the porn videos were also deleted in conjunction with alerts and warnings made by the YouTube community. As for the campaign-related channels, Google said they were disabled, including the existing video listing.

“This group of pranksters thought it would be funny to upload a lot of pornography to YouTube. This is an unfortunate one and I believe that poorly directed prank. Our systems have done a great job of removing content that violates the guidelines. ”