Logan Paul 'won't be kicked off' YouTube

Logan Paul 'won't be kicked off' YouTube
From BBC - February 13, 2018

Controversial YouTube star Logan Paul has not yet done enough to deserve a ban from the video site, its chief executive has said.

Paul faced criticism in January after posting a video in which he made jokes after seeing a dead body in a Japanese forest associated with many suicides.

YouTube subsequently cut some of its business ties with the star.

It also penalised him after a subsequent video in which he Tasered a dead rat.

Paul has apologised for both videos.

YouTube usually bans a video creator under a "three strike" policy - which includes things like copyright infringement or violence.

"He has not done anything that would cause those three strikes," Susan Wojcicki told a conference audience in California, according to The Verge.

"We ca not just be pulling people off our platform ... They need to violate a policy. We need to have consistent [rules]. This is like a code of law."

She added that while some people might think a certain video is "tasteless", others might disagree.

'Prominent' star

"YouTube has been very slow and reluctant to do anything that is meaningful," said Alex Brinnand from the magazine TenEighty, which is aimed at YouTube creators.


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