Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

YouTube Execs on Logan Paul Scandal: "Actions Should Speak Louder Than Words"

Logan Paul speaks at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. You Tube has suspended the star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but said Saturday Jan. 13 2018 that YouTube Execs on Logan Paul Scandal: "Actions Should Speak Louder Than Words"
Lora Ball | 13 January, 2018, 21:12

There was an immediately backlash of public outrage, and though the video was quickly taken down, the damage was done.

When reminded of the previous uproar over comic vlogger PewDiePie's anti-Semitic "jokes", Kyncl remarked that YouTube's decision to halt their relationship with Paul is indicative of their efforts to reduce these issues going forward.

Noting that some of the streaming site's "very young" content creators "get themselves in hot water", Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl emphasized that Paul-whose channel was pulled shortly after the scandal erupted-was basically a rare bad apple among a huge stable of creatives who are not terrible. It adds that it was taking steps to ensure similar videos are never circulated again.

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"As you know, we work with lots of YouTube stars, all of them are incredibly talented".

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Addressing the potential pitfalls of working with renegade young creators on the channel, Kyncl said, "Some of them are very young and sometimes get themselves in hot water", adding, "I want to make sure that we all recognize that a few misssteps don't spoil the work of all the other hardworking creators on YouTube".

"We believe he's made missteps, unfortunate missteps", he said of Paul.

As expected, YouTube took action to penalize Logan Paul for the gruesome suicide video. When pressed about whether this was just a cooling off period, Kyncl dodged the topic of future projects with Paul. Everything is evolving so fast. The company will use the combined forces of its 10,000 human moderators and artificial intelligence software to identify videos posted by the biggest channels that violate YouTube's guidelines and are not suitable for advertisements.

Paul, who has 15 million subscribers to his YouTube videos, hasn't uploaded a daily video since since January 2, when he posted an apology.

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