One of the downsides of having a vast site that relies heavily (if not totally) on user generated content is that it can become increasingly difficult to monitor the content for inappropriate material. Such is the case for YouTube, who is coming under fire for making it too easy for users to upload violent and pornographic material after a video was shown of a British mother being gang raped.
In the clip, which was filmed with a mobile phone, the mother appears to be unconscious, with her head lolling from side to side, as she is repeatedly raped. Her 2-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son are heard crying in the background.
The mother, from South London, told The Sun that she had been put through the ordeal after drinking champagne that had been spiked with a date-rape drug.
“Three boys aged 14 to 16 did it and it was set up by two girls,” she said. “They came round with a neighbor I trusted and I had no problems with them coming in for a while.”
She said that she opened a bottle of champagne “to be social” and that within seconds of having a glass, she began to feel strange.
A video of the episode was later placed on YouTube, but the clip was quickly taken down after a viewer complained about its graphic nature. It is understood to have been seen 600 times.