Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

YouTube Puts Logan Paul Film On Hold, Removes Him From Preferred Program

YouTube Puts Logan Paul Film On Hold, Removes Him From Preferred Program

Video streaming site Youtube has responded to the controversy surrounding popular web personality Logan Paul and the video he posted showing a suicide victim in Japan. YouTube prohibits violent or gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner.

Logan Paul, who has more than 15 million subscribers on YouTube, later posted an apology on Twitter, saying he had been "misguided by shock and awe".

Google Preferred aggregates top YouTube content for advertisers to buy time on them, the Post said. It's possible that, after YouTube's response to the ad-pocalypse, advertisers feel more comfortable with the effectiveness of YouTube's new tools and the online video company's ability to police creators.

Numerous video bloggers and internet insiders believe that these actions were a little too late.

REUTERS/Mike BlakeYouTube removes Logan Paul's channel from the Google Preferred lineup. The video drew swift condemnation from other YouTubers and public figures, and Paul removed it after a few hours.

YouTube has finally taken a stand and has released a statement regarding vlogger Logan Paul and his controversial video in Japan's "suicide forest". "Additionally, we will not feature Logan in Season 4 of "Foursome" and his new originals are on hold", a spokesperson for the company told The Hollywood Reporter.

In addition, YouTube is putting on hold projects it had in development with Paul, including a sequel to "The Thinning", a sci-fi series Paul developed for the YouTube Red subscription service.

Paul later apologised for the clip, which was viewed more than a million times before it was taken down, saying it was "wrong" and "misguided".

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The Ohio native quickly removed the video from YouTube after a backlash. It issued a "strike" against Paul's channel for violating its community guidelines after the posting. The company then indicated that it would look at "further consequences" and would share more soon about "steps we're taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again".

Aside from his videos, Paul makes money from sponsored social media posts and merchandise - and it's worth noting that his apology video has racked up almost 40 million views.

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