YouTube's Banned Gun Videos are Getting Uploaded Onto Pornhub

Can you really ban anything from the internet?  YouTube’s ban on certain firearm videos is leading to some unexpected consequences.  

YouTube recently instituted a major updates to its policies on videos involving weapons.  A stepped-up ban includes videos involving direct sales guns or those with links to sites that sell them.  

Bloomberg has also reported that YouTube videos cannot have tutorials on manufacturing firearms or associated items like magazines or silencers.  “We routinely make updates and adjustments to our enforcement guidelines across all our policies,” a company spokesperson told DMN. 

“While we’ve long prohibited the sale firearms, we recently notified creators updates we will be making around content promoting the sale or manufacture firearms and their accessories.”

…from YouTube to Pornhub

But the recent move from YouTube is stirring action about firearm enthusiasts. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, a gun industry lobbying group, called this new policy worrisome.  YouTube isn’t planning on fully enforcing the new policies until next month.  But some gun enthusiasts have already seen their pages become inoperative.

Several channels have noticed that their videos have disappeared.  Accordingly, the pro-gun set has been looking for alternatives where they could still reach their audience in social media.

A channel devoted to firearms, InRange TV, already stated through Facebook that it will begin uploading videos to an adult content website, PornHub.

InRange TV posted that “YouTube’s newly-released vague and one-sided firearms policy makes it abundantly clear that YouTube cannot be counted upon to be a safe harbor for a wide variety views and subject matter.”

“For this reason, InRange TV is pleased to announce its expansion onto the PornHub network.”

Nothing against Pornhub.  But, why Pornhub? 

The answer: its enduring values ( course): “PornHub has a history being a proactive voice in the online community, as well as operating a resilient and robust streaming platform.”

Actually, this is something that the music and other industries have also experienced.  Just recently, Korean boy band BTS found their pay-only videos uploaded onto the adult site.  And even complete Hollywood films — including various Star Wars movies — have crept onto the platform.

At this stage, we’re unclear what Pornhub will react to the pro-gun uploads.  But hey: most Pornhub videos already feature plenty bangs!