Lots of porn was 'hidden' on YouTube using Irish language titles

Pornographic films were left on YouTube for months because they were "hidden" under Irish language titles.

The videos, which had all been uploaded in October 2014, were discovered when the flatmate of Irish language journalist Maitiú Ó Coimín searched the site for "scannáin" - the Gaelic word for "film".

Ó Coimín, who published his findings on Irish language news site Tuairisc, told the BBC:

My flatmate is a media student in Galway who was looking up [the Irish word for film] on YouTube for a project.

I looked a bit further into it, and there were about 15 to 20 films of a questionable nature.

The accounts all have an Asian woman as a profile picture. These were real pornographic films.

  • Maitiú Ó Coimín
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