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Has anyone noticed Youtube is getting flooded with pornographic spam?

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Has anyone noticed Youtube is getting flooded with pornographic spam?

The site is becoming unusable with the amount of "pornographic" playlists when you search about anything and click "Most Recent"

What is going on?

Is there some sort of malware on my computer that is loading tons of pornographic thumbnails on Youtube (I somehow doubt that), or is everyone else here experiencing the same thing? Its VERY annoying...
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Did you ever watch any youtube clips that's porn related?

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That doesn't happen to me.
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wilson_wu wrote: The site is becoming unusable with the amount of "pornographic" playlists when you search about anything and click "Most Recent"

What is going on?

Is there some sort of malware on my computer that is loading tons of pornographic thumbnails on Youtube (I somehow doubt that), or is everyone else here experiencing the same thing? Its VERY annoying...
Do you have screenshots? Winking Face
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wilson_wu wrote: The site is becoming unusable with the amount of "pornographic" playlists when you search about anything and click "Most Recent"

What is going on?

Is there some sort of malware on my computer that is loading tons of pornographic thumbnails on Youtube (I somehow doubt that), or is everyone else here experiencing the same thing? Its VERY annoying...
Do you have screenshots? Winking Face

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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wilson_wu wrote: The site is becoming unusable with the amount of "pornographic" playlists when you search about anything and click "Most Recent"

What is going on?

Is there some sort of malware on my computer that is loading tons of pornographic thumbnails on Youtube (I somehow doubt that), or is everyone else here experiencing the same thing? Its VERY annoying...
I never get these pornographic playlists, what are the keywords you are using to search with?

Are you flagging them?

Flag inappropriate content
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802027
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too much of useless content on youtube bcaz everyone wants to be famous.
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Op, please post some said links. I have yet to see such things on YouTube.
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But you still go on there nonetheless...
apnayloags wrote: too much of useless content on youtube bcaz everyone wants to be famous.

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I've never see those types of ads on Youtube. Then again I've been using Adblocker for a while so I haven't seen a lot of ads in general.
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everything block on mine.
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OP is not talking about ads! When you search something on YouTube than click 'Filter', Sort by 'Upload Date' most of the recent uploads are spam playlists featuring inappropriate thumbnails. Just try this by searching 'Rhianna' and see what comes up. Not sure why YouTube is letting this happen. This seems like a recent thing because this never used to happen before.
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OP, did you "accidentally" go to the "other" (colour) tube site?
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You know there's a picture as a representation of the video to be played.
When you type in a keyword referring to something dirty, like nude or thong or whatever, many of those pictures would portray a female in bikini or wearing scanty clothes or in compromised positions.
That's the click and bait. As for my own experience and curiosity, have opened those videos, but they rarely show the pics representing them and show only gag reels about something else.
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probably because of ad revenue, yt must be making money from it one way or another
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Youtube used to suggest me these live feeds of a security camera of some tiny American town square. Which is weird because I don't recall watching any videos that suggest stalking or anything. :rolleyes:
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A sleuth of sexual, fetish-related videos swamped Youtube last week but they are being taken down just as fast too, but some of them are as old as 3 months and are still there for anyone to see.
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Nope, I only see recommended content, must be related to what you have been watching.
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Ojam wrote: Nope, I only see recommended content, must be related to what you have been watching.
As someone else said, it only seems to happen when sorting recent videos by upload date. The scammers upload tons of these videos, but they either disappear into obscurity because they're not watched enough to get high on the search results, or they get reported and removed after a few days.

It has made searching for recent videos pretty useless, but doesn't seem to have had much effect on normal searches.

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