PornHub’s April Fool’s Joke This Year Was Hilariously Evil

Yes, the day we’ve all been dreading is here, and, as usual, is wreaking havoc all over the internet. It’s April Fool’s Day, and fools everywhere are having a difficult time distinguishing between which online stories are legitimate and which ones are fake.

Pornhub decided to use its considerably (*ahem*) visible platform to mischievously give its patrons a minor heart attack today: every time someone clicked on a video, a popup would appear that would make the user think the video had been shared to their Facebook page.

Yes. Pornhub made everyone think that their Facebook friends could see their porn-viewing habits. They were THAT cruel.

The popup message itself was pretty convincing, alerting viewers to the successful “share” of their chosen porn clip — enough to ruin the mood for pretty much anybody.

“Thanks for sharing. Pornhub now has automatic video sharing to your social media accounts,” the popup reads. “No need to manually share your video to your friends and family ever again because this new revolutionary sharing feature does it for you! Automatically!”

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It was only when users clicked on the “WTF, reverse this now!” tab that the site cheekily revealed the truth behind their April Fool’s prank.

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Not surprisingly, Twitter users were horrified, relieved and genuinely impressed by Pornhub’s devious antics.

Even though everyone had to respect the ingenuity, the joke was so real that I have a feeling very few people followed through on their original masturbatory missions. Because if the threat of everyone on social media knowing which porn you watch isn’t akin to pouring ice water on your groin, then I don’t know what is.

So, remember, everybody: today, be especially careful when traipsing around the cavernous and diabolical world of the internet. Because nothing is funnier than an April Fool’s joke — until the joke’s on you.

Also: watch your porn with an incognito window, ya noobs!

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