Illinois agency: YouTube glitch behind training video porn

Checking social media. Back view of young-looking handsome man sitting in cafe and using his mobile phone.

Checking social media. Back view of young-looking handsome man sitting in cafe and using his mobile phone.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – An Illinois agency says a YouTube glitch was responsible for pornographic footage that was tacked onto a video promoting a state training summit.

Emails obtained by The Associated Press show the Illinois Emergency Management Agency scrambling in late August to disable the video, and its chief of staff ordering an investigation into how the salacious footage was added.

Officially, the agency, insists no one “hijacked” the website to tag the lewd material. Agency 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 the company depends on viewers to flag questionable videos for review and removal.