YouTube Looking Into 'Further Consequences' for Logan Paul's Disturbing Video

Ceria Alfonso
Enero 13, 2018

YouTube cut ties with vlogger Logan Paul over the controversial suicide video from Japan's Aokigahara Forest.

The statement said. "Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently", the statement begins. You're right to be.

"We built Google Preferred to help our customers easily reach YouTube's most passionate audiences and we've seen strong traction in the past year with a record number of brands", a spokeswoman for Alphabet Inc.'s Google wrote in an emailed statement.

On Twitter, YouTube said it was upset by the video that was shared and suicide is not a joke. As Anna Akana put it perfectly: 'That body was a person someone loved.

For those unfamiliar with the whole debacle, the YouTuber posted a video on December 31, showing a suicide victim in Japan's Aokigahara Forest, commonly referred to as "Suicide Forest".

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On Tuesday, Jan. 9, YouTube said that Paul's channel violated its community guidelines and it will have consequences. "It's taken us a long time to respond, but we've been listening to everything you've been saying".

With a petition on Change.org, the community demanded his YouTube channel be deleted, and this had over 450,000 signatures Wednesday morning.

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) owns the most valuable user-generated streaming video platform on earth, but being the parent company of YouTube certainly doesn't come without its downside.

YouTube also added that it will share more information soon on the measures it plans to implement to ensure that such an appalling YouTube video never makes rounds again.

But while YouTube finally took action against Logan, by removing him from Google's top tier "preferred" ad program and cancelling his upcoming YouTube Red film, a question mark remained over what YouTube would do about the fact that a video featuring a dead body in the thumbnail was allowed to be published and monetised in the first place. With Paul's fan base of more than 15.5 million subscribers, his YouTube consists largely of young children.

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