YouTube finally reacts, delivers a huge blow to Logan Paul's career

YouTube finally reacts, delivers a huge blow to Logan Paul's career

In apologizing for his video showing the dead body in Japan's Aokigahara forest (known as the "Suicide Forest"), Paul said "I've made a severe and continuous lapse in my judgment and I don't expect to be forgiven".

The report comes just after YouTube confirmed it was removing Logan Paul from the Google Preferred group, which could reportedly slash his ad revenue by 50 percent. It also announced that it will not move forward with a planned YouTube Red production of a feature film starring Paul titled The Thinning: New World Order.

The video has since been removed from YouTube but Paul and his friends filmed the body, included it in the vlog, and make insensitive comments and jokes. Paul would have to accrue three account strikes within three months for YouTube to terminate his account (YouTube reportedly hit Paul's account with one strike for this incident). It was a person in their network who allowed the video to go up and be up without a warning. And the one that will likely hit Paul the most is his exclusion from Google Preferred advertising.

However, the statement was welcomed with a barrage of criticism and several petitions were started to get Logan Paul removed from YouTube. If a video is graphic, it can only remain on the site when supported by appropriate educational or documentary information and in some cases it will be age-gated.

YouTube's punishment was announced Wednesday, Jan. 10 - more than a week after Paul's video was uploaded.

More human and artificial intelligence monitoring will be applied to the existing "Google Preferred" category - a tier of premium channels offered to advertisers at a higher price - to improve the detection of content that is inappropriate for advertising.

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The video that YouTube is referencing to in its statements against Paul is his video uploaded on December 31, 2017.

YouTube assured its audience that in addition to dishing out consequences for Logan, it will also be taking steps to prevent something like this from happening again.

But some of the YouTube community felt that the streamer hadn't done enough.

They concluded by adding that the video violated their community guidelines, and would have been taken down even if Paul hadn't done so himself.

Logan Paul is being stripped of his YouTube clout, thanks to the posting of some questionable content at the end of 2017.