Illinois Agency: YouTube Glitch Behind Training Video Porn

Oct 18, 2016

An Illinois agency says a YouTube glitch was responsible for pornographic footage that was tacked onto a video promoting a state training summit.  In late August, The Illinois Emergency Management Agency scrambled to disable the video. The agency's chief of staff ordered an investigation into how the salacious footage was added. 

Officially, the agency, insists no one "hijacked" the website to tag the lewd material. Spokeswoman Patti Thompson blames the foul-up on an unfortunate but random circumstance created by YouTube.

YouTube policies prohibit pornography and exclude nudity that is provocative or gratuitous. A company spokeswoman says YouTube depends on viewers to flag questionable videos for review and removal.