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Logan Paul is a massively common YouTube star whose current movies have proved controversial

Controversial YouTube star Logan Paul has not but carried out sufficient to deserve a ban from the video web site, its chief govt has mentioned.

Paul confronted criticism in January after posting a video through which he made jokes after seeing a useless physique in a Japanese forest related to many suicides.

YouTube subsequently reduce a few of its enterprise ties with the star.

It additionally penalised him after a subsequent video through which he Tasered a useless rat.

Paul has apologised for each movies.

YouTube often bans a video creator beneath a “three strike” coverage – which incorporates issues like copyright infringement or violence.

“He hasn’t done anything that would cause those three strikes,” Susan Wojcicki informed a convention viewers in California, in response to The Verge.

“We can’t just be pulling people off our platform … They need to violate a policy. We need to have consistent [rules]. This is like a code of law.”

She added that whereas some individuals would possibly assume a sure video is “tasteless”, others would possibly disagree.

‘Prominent’ star

“YouTube has been very slow and reluctant to do anything that is meaningful,” mentioned Alex Brinnand from the journal TenEighty, which is aimed toward YouTube creators.

“Logan Paul is in such a prominent position in the YouTube community that he has… a responsibility and he needs to own up and understand that.”

A separate but in addition extremely common vlogger, Casey Neistat, interviewed YouTube’s chief enterprise officer Robert Kyncl this week about how the positioning manages content material created by members of the general public.

Mr Neistat asserted that the YouTube mannequin basically meant that “drama is rewarded ultimately with dollars”.

In response, Mr Kyncl mentioned the positioning was pondering “very deeply” about disincentivising creators who sought to make use of drama “for the sake of views”.

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Another YouTube star, Arya Mosallah, not too long ago apologised after he was accused of importing a prank video resembling an “acid attack”.

However, on the time he added, “you’ve got to push boundaries to get the views”.

YouTubers are sometimes younger individuals “egging each other on”, with out strict steering about what’s appropriate content material and what is not, mentioned Mr Brinnand.

“It’s this competition to be the most outrageous and get the most views,” he informed the BBC.

“I can see how you can get swept up in it.”