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XVidoes is a website for viewing and sharing pornographic material. It was founded in Paris in 2007, the website is now registered to the Czech company WGCZ Holding.[1][2] As of October 2023, it is the most visited pornographic website and the 9th most visited website in the world.[3] The website is free to access, and uses advertising as a source of income. The website is an aggregator, it works similar to Youtube for videos.[4][5] Video clips from professional videos are mixed with amateur and other types of content.[4][5] By 2012, XVideos was the largest porn website in the world, with over 100 billion page views per month.[6]

Fabian Thylmann, the owner of MindGeek, attempted to purchase XVideos in 2012 in order to create a monopoly of pornographic tube sites. The French owner of XVideos turned down a reported offer of more than US$120 million by saying, "Sorry, I have to go and play Diablo II."[5]

In 2014, XVideos controversially attempted to force content providers to either pledge to renounce the right to delete videos from their accounts or to shut down their accounts immediately.[7][8][9]

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