YouTube to Be Inundated With Porn Today
4chan, one of the web’s most-trafficked image-sharing bulletin boards, was responsible for the last YouTube porn attack in May.
Today’s YouTube attack comes in response to one account, Lukeywes1234, being suspended. Lukeywes1234 is a teenager who made videos by 4chan's army of anonymous users.
In May, 4chan users said the porn postings were in response to YouTube deleting music.
Hordes of "anonymous" 4chan members have vowed today to upload thousands of adult videos mixed with generic content.
Joan Irvine, ASACP's CEO said 4chan's call to blanket YouTube with porn isn't acceptable.
"This type of behavior is irresponsible since it could possibly expose children to age-restricted content," she told XBIZ. "The industry does its duty of care to label sites with the ASACP Restricted to Adults label and follow YouTube’s TOS."
Further, Irvine said that the move could hurt legitimate adult entertainment companies that have sites.
"Some people will blame the industry when it has nothing to do with this and it could affect the reputation of the ethical companies."