When things get off limit on YouTube then Google steps up, and something exactly the same happened recently.
More than a week ago, American Vlogger and Actor, Logan Paul uploaded a controversial video showing an extensive footage of a suicide victim hanging from a tree in the Aokigahara, the Japanese forest where dozens of bodies are discovered every year.
Now, Google has announced that Logan Paul, whose channel has 15 million subscribers, will be served a stiff punishment and will lose access to Google Preferred, a premium ad program by Google. This severe action by Google will limit the YouTuber’s earning power and his visibility on the platform. Google also said that Logan’s upcoming projects with YouTube Red — the platform’s subscription services are also on hold and he will not be featured on season 4 of the YouTube’s original series "Foursome."
“In the light of recent events, YouTube has decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred,” a YouTubespokesman said.
The backlash over the suicide video, uploaded by Logan Paul has raised hundreds and thousands of questions about YouTube's heedlessness to videos uploaded to the platform. This incident has shaken the entire digital world as the videos of this 22-year-old Vlogger on YouTube is watched by millions of followers and many of them are teens and kids.
On Tuesday, YouTube released a statement on its Twitter page indicating that Logan Paul would be charged for sharing such kind of inappropriate video with his 15 million subscribers.
“The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences,” the statement reads.