Telstra's website in a spot for selling porn clips to kids

thecheers.org    2007-12-05 07:18:01    

Melbourne, Dec 5 : Telstra's website WotNext.com.au has been caught selling porn clips to kids.
Telstra's website WotNext.com.au has been caught selling porn clips to kids.

The site charges 1 dollar to download video clips of naked women sunbathing and even wrestling in jelly.

Still partly owned by the Federal Government, the telco giant does not even make visitors to the lewd website prove they are 18 before downloading the clip.

Through its website, Telstra shows footage with titles such as - My cousins sexy blonde girl fr, Bikini Pool side, 2 Topless Girls Swimming and Jelly Wrestling 2.

The site even highlights popular keywords such as 'babe', 'breast, 'sex', 'stripper' and 'topless' to make it easier to access the soft porn.

Telstra launched the site in January, supposedly for bands to post their videos and boost their exposure.

However it was found that eight of the 10 most-viewed clips involve women in an undressed state.

Users of the site, who grab an equal share with Telstra of the 1-dollar charge to download the clips on to a mobile phone, upload the voyeuristic videos, which are free to view online.

However, Telstra said that WotNext was not supposed to show porn stuff and instantly ordered a review into its content guidelines.

"Some of the current videos and the descriptions on WotNext are an unintended consequence of the user generated site and fall short of community expectations," News, com.au quoted Peter Taylor, a spokesman of the company, as saying.

"We share concerns by others and believe it has become a magnet for tasteless video graffiti and will be undertaking a prompt review of guidelines for posting content," he added.

Family groups blamed the telco for exploiting young Internet users and demanded the Rudd Government intervene.

"The film clips on the site treat young women as sex objects ... all delivered through a part-owned government communications provider," Women's Forum of Australia director Melinda Tankard Reist said.

"Any young woman viewing these clips gets the message all they're good for is to flaunt their bodies for boys," Reist added.

Telstra, which is 17 per cent owned by the Federal Government and paid it about 600 dollars million in dividends this year, does not mention in its financial details how much money it earns from WotNext. (ANI)
© 2007 ANI


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