Porn videos are found on a lot of news sites, what’s going on?

The porn company 5 Star HD Porn has just purchased the expired domain name of the video hosting site Vidme, which went out of business in 2017. Unfortunately, some articles from websites with Vidme content now display pornographic content.

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According to Vice, the pornographic society 5 Star HD Porn just bought the expired domain name of the video hosting site Vidme, which ceased its activities in 2017. A major problem since all the owners of websites integrating Vidme now display pornographic content. The list of websites with “unexpected” pornographic content includes The Verge, New York Magazine, the Washington Post, the HuffPost and others.

Porn videos can be found on many news sites including The Verge and The Washington Post

Web professionals are well aware of the scourge of dead links : these hypertext links that redirect to a website or a web page that no longer exists. Launched in 2014, Vidme billed itself as a cross between YouTube and Reddit. Except that the website ultimately never managed to take off, before closing its doors in 2017 and subsequently being acquired by Giphy, where it ultimately became a ghost of the internet.

Yet this week, the specter of Vidme returned to haunt many developers around the world. the domain of Vidme was recently retrieved by 5 Star HD Porn porn site. Except that all integrated Vidme clips now redirect to this company which, as the name suggests, offers porn.

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In other words, all articles that use Vidme embeds links are now punctuated with graphic images of naked people, which is rather unexpected for press articles from specialized sites. Whether it be The Verge, New York Magazine, the Washington Post, where the HuffPost and others, all temporarily host hardcore porn, against their will.

Fortunately, many affected websites have quickly cleaned up and deleted those clips. It may take a while to remove all Vidme integrations, sometimes several years old. It is a work of goldsmith, which the developers would undoubtedly have preferred to do outside of their weekend …

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