Xinhua, Once Again, Accidentally Publishes Porno

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It’s been a while since our friends at Xinhua have done something truly absurd, but today, China’s official state-run news agency has really outdone itself. The culprit this time is not Xinhua’s English-language slideshow, but a Chinese edition, which recently published 40 pictures that appear to be screenshots from a fetish porno.

We tip our hat to the website Out of My Face, which discovered the above as part of Xinhua’s slideshow titled, “Actual Record of Female Inmate’s Execution – Exposing the World’s Darkest Side.”

Actual record of female inmate’s execution, eh? Really, Chinese state-run news agency?

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That, um, appears to be rape porn.

I did a quick image search and found the photos on Themis Collection (SFW), whose website owner says he got the photos from PKF Studios (most definitely NSFW; you can Google it if you’d like).

Out of My Face writes that it traced the pictures to a site called xxxrape.net, though it’s unverified whether the photos were first published there or not. The point is: these pictures do not show an “actual” execution, and they fall way short of “exposing the world’s darkest side.”

It’s here we’d like to remind you that this is not the first time Xinhua has run porn in its slideshows. Last October, we discovered that it was using screengrabs from the porn site Ultimate Surrender in a piece called “Crazy women fighters.”

Xinhua wasn’t the only Chinese news site that posted this most recent set of photos though. There was also Global Times, which ran a slideshow with the same title three days before Xinhua.

Nice job, everyone.

Xinhua exposes world’s (and young woman’s) underbelly (Out of My Face)

3 Responses to “Xinhua, Once Again, Accidentally Publishes Porno”

  1. bag-o-dicks

    You should do an interview with a Xinhua slideshow worker.

    I’ve never heard of anyone ever meeting one, mind. They live in the amorphous world of state media – somewhere between reality and the other.

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  2. terroir

    China still wins, the “West” still loses face; Xinhua will never admit this mistake, and tens of thousands of Chinese will walk away thinking that the West is so perverted.

    The truth will never amount to what people think it should be.

    Personally, I enjoy smiles and the girl-next-door sort of vibe; makes a contrast when the “serious O-face” finally hits.

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    • terroir

      Well, I’m half-right/wrong.

      It’s been pulled from Xinhua without explanation, and other Chinese sites are now reporting that an adult film was mistakenly used as the basis for a false article.

      However, they don’t mention the source of the revelation (just that some “netizens were suspicious”) and they don’t actually say that it was published on Xinhua.

      All 35 pictures continue to be published though. Because the people have to know.

      http://focus.21cn.com/social/a/2013/0808/10/23310867.shtml

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