YouTube Removes Logan Paul From Google Preferred, Vows To Review Screening Process


Logan Paul has been punished by YouTube this week over a video that appeared to show a body hanging in a Japanese forest that is known to be a.

Paul now has three YouTube Red projects that are all on hold, Logan Paul Vs. and The Thinning - New World Order and he will be written off of Foursome.

It also dropped Paul from Foursome, a romantic comedy available on YouTube's subscription service on which the vlogger had been a main cast member for three seasons.

Further, YouTube has chose to remove Paul from its Google Preferred program, which gives brands the ability to sell ads on the top 5 percent of creators on the platform.

The new approach will be applied to videos that are part of Google Preferred, a set of popular YouTube channels Google sells to advertisers at a higher prices, these people said.

YouTube has spent the past year telling advertisers it's safe to run their ads on the world's biggest video site. He subsequently posted an apology video, and has not published any videos since then. This meant that when advertisers paid to place ads on certain YouTube channels, Paul's channel was one of the first to be suggested. This time, YouTube apologized for the "lack of communication" and mentioned that there will be more news to come.

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On Tuesday, YouTube released a statement on its Twitter page indicating Paul would be penalized for sharing the inappropriate video with his 15 million subscribers. The video received immediate backlash across the internet, with many noting that a chunk of Paul's following in Youtube are minors.

Polygon has reached out to YouTube for comment and will update when we hear back. "Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views".

YouTube prohibits violent or gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner, the company said.

However, it's unclear how Paul's video was allowed to stay up on YouTube as long as it did. The statement also promised that the company would take steps "to ensure a video like this is never circulated again".

Now, there are two ways YouTube could proceed after handing down Paul's punishment: the company could consider the situation handled and do nothing further, or we could see YouTube instate new community guidelines or rules that pertain to this incident.