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Sunday, August 22, 2010

BBC News' Siobhan Courtney on 'planned attack' resulting in Pornographic videos flooding YouTube

I came across this disturbing story on the BBC's website this afternoon after watching the Manchester United-Fulham match at Craven Cottage that resulted in a thrilling 2-2 tie.

I'd gone to the BBC's website to see if there was anything new on
the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland, and there was, though nothing I can embed here yet as I'd hoped.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11050737

As of 2 p.m. today, there is not a single American media reference to this story on
Google News, even though the BBC reported this on Thursday, and yes, I know that Google owns YouTube.

Seriously, are there really that many newspaper editors and TV producers on vacation right now that this story could slip through without being ever being mentioned in this country?

Of late, the American news media has needed no prompting to do a story on
YouTube regarding whatever the latest sensation is, the stupider the better so it seems, but this story that parents ought to know about is being smothered.

I never really thought of myself as old-fashioned, per se, but my sense of things is that now as in the past, nobody wants a watchdog that
doesn't bark.

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BBC-TV

Pornographic videos flood YouTube

By Siobhan Courtney
Interactive reporter, BBC News
Page last updated at 17:09 GMT, Thursday, 21 May 2009 18:09 UK

The BBC's Interactive reporter Siobhan Courtney talks about the investigation into the 'video attack'.

Video-sharing website YouTube has removed hundreds of pornographic videos which were uploaded in what is believed to be a planned attack.

The material was uploaded under names of famous teenage celebrities such as Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers.

Many started with footage of children's videos before groups of adults performing graphic sex acts appeared on screen.

YouTube owner Google said it was aware and addressing the problem.

Read the rest of the story and see news video here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8061979.stm?ls

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The Daily Mail


YouTube deletes hundreds of porn clips disguised as Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers videos
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1305218/YouTube-deletes-hundreds-pornographic-clips-disguised-Hannah-Montana-Jonas-Brothers-videos.html

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