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Hey Youtube India, Why Is Porn The Default Setting For Homepage?

Youtube when they launched in India had its homepage full of (semi) porn.

It seems Youtube India, in order to appeal to the wider mass (and drive views/advertising) has defaulted to porn as a base setting again!.

Look at screenshot of the homepage (from a fresh new Mac, with no browsing/cookie history + Chrome incognito window).

Youtube India Homepage : Full Of Porn!
Youtube India Homepage : Full Of Porn!

Quite a sad state of affair or is it a reflection of what Indian Internet (mass) users want to watch?

What’s your take?

[Hat tip : rohin]

9 comments

  • This is true, I saw this on my new Dell Laptop and was wondering what happened. If this is the strategy, then they are tarnishing their brand image in India. Hope global headquarters knows what this jugaad strategy!

  • Yes i saw this too.. pretty bad..
    Im using my office Mac laptop and this shit is popping up, although i had not watched any similar videos – gives a negetive impression to any other users.
    People can get into unwanted trouble due to this..
    It’s not funny Youtube!

  • It is due to your ip, cookies, browser won’t make difference… either you might have shown interest in this earlier and youtube recorded your ip.. or someone with this ip earlier ( dynamic ip). Restart your modem and it will fix it..