Philippines tourism website pulled after porn confusion

CNNgo published:

The Philippines’ government has been forced to take down a re-branded tourism website after many enraged Filipinos pointed out that its domain was almost identical to that of a porn website.

The site, www.beautifulpilipinas.com, is only two letters different from a website that features hardcore porn images on the home page. “Pilipinas” is the local spelling of the country’s name.

The site was pulled down on Tuesday, a day after it went live amid much fanfare, a Philippine Department of Tourism spokesperson in Hong Kong confirmed.

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