Facepalm: By visiting reputable websites like The Washington Post, The New York Magazine, and The Huffington Post, one wouldn't expect embedded videos with titles like "Why not our GF team?" Surprisingly, this is exactly what visitors are surprised at, as a result of a porn company buying an expired domain of an old video hosting site.
Twitter user dox_gay (via Motherboard) spotted heavy dirt among stories about Martin Shkreli, Donald Trump, and more. Online sites like The Verge, Mashable, and Uproxx are suddenly popping up like “Marsha and Megan making a mediocre team,” which isn't an interesting story about two women creating a successful startup.
Problems arose with an adult entertainment company called 5 Star Porn HD and access to video hosting site Vidme. After launching in 2014 as a mix of YouTube and Reddit, Vidme shut down in 2017 before it was acquired by Giphy. Vidme's Twitter account is still active, although he hasn't posted anything since 2017, and his domain recently expired.
Some other people's language doesn't seem to be preserved
All articles with Vidme embedding seem to have been redirected to Home 5 Star Porn HD, as does vid.me - you may not want to confirm the latter while you work. Of course, this may be a marketing ploy by the company.
Most of the major sites have now cleared the embeds, but with some articles from many years ago, you might be lucky enough - or lucky, it's up to you - to encounter some random porn. p>
Pornography appears on news sites, including the Washington Post, after Vidme's domain purchase