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“Mouse slipped”: Canadian Department of Health linked to porn site

“Mouse slipped”: Canadian Department of Health linked to porn site

As if this site needed any more advertising. The Ministry of Health of the Canadian province of Québec unintentionally banged the drum for a porn site: A post on Twitter led directly to “Pornhub” …

editorial staff
15 April 2022 07:00

Many use it, at least they admit it: more than 40 billion people visit the disreputable website every year. Hence, one should think that it doesn’t need any ads. So it was probably the temporary storage of an employee of the ministry who had played the “little prank”.

Instead of linking to the International Red Cross site, it went straight to the Canadian company’s video collection. The tweet was online for 14 minutes before it was deleted. “Due to a situation beyond our control, a link with inappropriate content was published on our Twitter account,” the ministry said in a subsequent release.

Austrian owner

The Pornhub platform is a subsidiary of MindGeek, which has been based in Montreal, Quebec since 2007. The owner is an Upper Austrian.

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