Logan Paul Gets His First 'Strike' From YouTube

Star hears his fate for posting suicide video
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2018 1:49 AM CST

After more than a week, YouTube has revealed the punishment star vlogger Logan Paul will receive for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan. Paul, who laughed and joked about the dead man during the widely condemned video, will have his channels removed from the Google Preferred platform, an ad program for the top 5% of content creators, the BBC reports. The company also says Paul's original projects with the YouTube Red subscription service, including movie sequel The Thinning: New World Order, are now on hold and he will no longer appear in YouTube Red comedy Foursome, reports the Washington Post.

YouTube, criticized for its slow response to the video, said Tuesday that 22-year-old Paul, one of its most popular stars, would face "consequences" for "violating community guidelines." "We know that the actions of one creator can affect the entire community, so we'll have more to share soon on steps we're taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again," the company tweeted. Paul, who filmed the video with friends in a forest near Mount Fuji known as a suicide hot spot, deleted the video and apologized Jan. 2. He can still make money from his YouTube channel, which has almost 16 million subscribers, though the company says he now has one strike, the Hollywood Reporter notes. YouTube terminates accounts that get three strikes in a three-month period. (More YouTube stories.)

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