NZ Herald Caught Advertising Porn Viral Video Fake News

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NZ Herald Caught Advertising Porn Viral Video Fake News
NZ Herald Caught Advertising Porn Viral Video Fake News

An anonymous source has confirmed that a viral video company was behind the video of a pornstar being eaten by a shark. The anonymous person emailed us and revealed the clicks from the viral video have at one stage made their server crash. Many websites were caught up in the viral advertising campaign including The Daily Mail Online, and The Sun advertising for them as news. New Zealand’s own NZ Herald was caught advertising porn for the first time in New Zealand history with a video in a commercial player on their website containing a watermark that links directly to an R18 porn site. Finally, copy and pasting from the daily mail has caught up with the NZME owned site. Surprisingly Stuff.co.nz and no other NZ websites have run the story.

You would have thought the YouTube video having a watermark that linked to a porn site would have been a dead giveaway. Maybe the fact that the porn star was in a cage with netting to protect feet while divers were swimming around and the shark chose her not the tasty feet of the camera people. It was edited not to show the whole clip that would have shown us the truth.

As you can see the video has a watermark that links directly to a porn site:

I have got to say that is one amazing viral video company… We suggest next time to check your sources, stop taking people’s videos and putting them in a commercial player with only $$$ in mind.

We reached out to Chris Marriner, head of visuals, NZME as Simon Holmes does not seem to have a twitter but the reporter should be ashamed of himself for not even getting the title correct. Copy and paste jobs are one thing that can make a news site lose viewers and look shabby. Maybe if they had just read the description in the video they would have realized it was fake and an attempt at promoting live streaming porn.

The NZ Herald also reported it as a photo shoot when it was really a viral video campaign to promote live streaming on the site. You can see mentions to the first live streaming site under water on the YouTube video.