YouTube is deleting thousands of sexually explicit videos after it was hit by an organised attack yesterday in a prank known as "Porn Day". The video-sharing website, owned by Google , has removed most of the porn clips but some content could be available for days as YouTube deletes the offending material. The pranksters hid the porn amid innocent footage of celebrities such as Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers.
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The material was uploaded under names of famous teenage celebrities such as Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers. As the disturbing videos were being uploaded, many viewers added them to their favourites and rated them highly. One user believed to have uploaded some of the pornographic material videos is Flonty, whose profile states that he is 21 and from Germany. It was part of a 4Chan raid. Should there be greater restrictions on what we upload to such sites? You can send us your views using the form below:. Moderate all the uploaded videos? Are you insane? Ask YouTube how many videos get up loaded a day… and then think again.
YouTube, the biggest video-upload website in the world, was infiltrated by 4Chan this week with the infamous web message board uploading a barrage of porn clips to the video service. The prank was apparently set up by a number of 4Chan's members and has been dubbed 'porn day' due to the massive amount of explicit material that was uploaded to YouTube. The real kicker for the YouTube censors is that the material has been hidden among innocuous clips, such as footage of US stalwarts the Jonus Brothers and Hannah Montana. The folks at 4Chan haven't made it impossible, however, with Ars Technica reporting that the keyword 'marblecake' has been used as a call sign from the pranksters — a word familiar to those who use the 4Chan message boards. This is in reference to the website's spat with the Performing Right Society PRS over music royalties, which has seen many premium music videos taken off the site. A YouTube spokesperson has revealed that most of the X-rated material has been removed but a thorough clean-up is still needed, explaining that: "It may take some time for video search results and thumbnail images to disappear from the site.