YouTube apologizes for Logan Paul, sort of
There might or will not be additional penalties for Logan Paul, however his video is gone ceaselessly.
One of the large issues lacking from the mess brought on by YouTuber Logan Paul importing a video of a suicide was an precise assertion from YouTube on the topic. The unique video was pulled from YouTube the identical day it was revealed, nevertheless it was re-uploaded a whole lot of occasions and continued to trigger issues all through the week. Still, no official assertion from the corporate on what can be occurring to cease this sort of factor from occurring once more.
Today YouTube addressed the scenario via 5 tweets promising potential motion. Eventually.
An open letter to our group:
Many of you have got been pissed off with our lack of communication not too long ago. You’re proper to be. You need to know what is going on on.
— YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018
In its open letter, YouTube made it clear it was listening to the YouTube group and dealing on options internally. Among these options is a approach to forestall the suicide video or different prefer it from ever making its approach to YouTube. The firm additionally claims to be additional penalties for Logan Paul. As a consequence of violating the phrases of service, Paul’s account may have earned a “strike” in opposition to its capacity to monetize movies. Multiple strikes ends in monetization being deactivated or the account being banned, nevertheless it’s not clear that is what YouTube has in thoughts if additional motion is taken.
Preventing violent movies from hitting YouTube has been a “priority” for the corporate for fairly some time now, and success has clearly been restricted. If new steps to dam this sort of content material are introduced formally, it will likely be fascinating to see how efficient it actually is.
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