YouTube is the essential video streaming platform. A platform with strict rules, but this does not mean that all published content complies with Google’s guidelines. As Torrentfreak points out, there are in fact many pornographic videos. Content pirated and then uploaded via hosting loophole and Google can do nothing about it.

YouTube has a very strict nudity and pornography policy. Users are therefore not allowed to use the service to store or broadcast videos intended for an adult audience. However, some smart guys have managed to bypass the protections put in place by the platform and Youtube porn was born !

The terms of use of the service are quite clear. Publishers are not allowed to distribute dangerous or pernicious content, nor can they post offensive or violent videos online.

The same applies to hate content, of course. At the same time, they are also strictly forbidden to upload videos containing nudity or sexual scenes.

YouTube does not tolerate porn content… at least not officially

However, YouTube does not carry out any upstream checks and the platform has therefore chosen to rely essentially on the reports of its users in order to ensure order. He is not the only one to do this, because Facebook uses exactly the same algorithm for its own platform.

Most users comply with the terms of use set by the service, but some have found a way to bypass the protections put in place by Google.

Rather simple to implement, this famous trick consists simply in uploading videos to YouTube… without making them public.

If you have a Youtube channel, then you probably know that publishers are not required to publish all their videos. If they wish, they can indeed choose not to list them in the service catalogue, or even to leave them in private.

When they decide not to list them, they still have the option of integrating them into a third-party page using the platform’s reader.

The porn videos are not listed, so they do not appear in the YouTube search engine. On the other hand, they are indeed hosted on the platform and can then be distributed on any website via an embed code. Thus, they generate income for the authors of these Websites.

According to Dreamroom Productions, YouTube does not take enough action against porn

As a result, some Internet users have made it a habit to send their pornographic videos to YouTube and leave them in private and then integrate them into their sites in complete discretion. Thanks to this system, they can take advantage of the service infrastructure without fear of having their content deleted, since it is very difficult – if not impossible – to track them down.

Dreamroom Productions, a California-based producer, became interested in the phenomenon and noticed that more and more publishers were using this method to avoid having to host their videos or to distribute copyrighted content. The problem, of course, is that it is extremely difficult to get these videos deleted.

“There’s a big flaw on YouTube. Hackers use a video sharing setting to publish videos protected by copyright. They upload and host the videos and use them freely on third-party websites to make a profit.”

The company also believes that the platform is not taking enough action to solve this problem. TorrentFreak contacted Google to get the American giant’s point of view on this thorny issue, but they have not yet agreed to answer to all questions.

In the meantime, it should be noted that pornographers are not the only ones using YouTube to host their content. Pirates are also very fond of the platform, especially for films and series broadcast in streaming. They also use a similar method to be able to operate in complete discretion.

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