YouTube CEO Explains Why Logan Paul Remains Active on The Platform
Here’s another exciting Logan Paul update…
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki had some stuff to say about Logan Paul in front of other people at Recode’s Code Media conference. During the Huntington Beach-set event, Wojcicki said, “We do terminate accounts all the time. We do have a three strikes rule, and if somebody violates three times, then we terminate those accounts.”
However, according to Wojcicki, in Paul’s case, these strikes haven’t been violated. “He hasn’t done anything that would cause those three strikes. So we can’t just be pulling people off of our platform… They need to violate a policy and we need to have consistent behavior.”
YouTube recently suspended advertising from Paul’s YouTube channel after posting a video in which Paul engages in deceased rodent–tasering, specifically, a rat. With no surprise, the clip was publicly blasted by PETA in a lengthy statement. “This sort of content has no place on YouTube or anywhere else, as it could desensitize young people to cruelty to animals, so PETA is calling on the platform to remove it,” PETA’s senior VP Lisa Lange stated. The ad suspension came after Lange’s statement.
But the “pranking” didn’t stop there. He later joked on Twitter about ingesting Tide pods (detergent capsules). Also, a few weeks ago Logan received major backlash and criticism for filming himself next to a corpse of Japanese suicide victim. Paul did apologize for this video, but it seems like he didn’t learn the lesson as he returned with the Tide pods tweet and the deceased rodent tasering.
“His infractions count as two strikes,” Wojcicki said during her appearance at the Code Media industry conference. “We can’t just be pulling people off of our platform. We want to be consistent,” Wojcicki asserted. “When someone violates our policies three times, we terminate. We terminate accounts all the time.”
Last year, Wojcicki said YouTube will increase the number of workers who oversee and review content to more than 10 thousand next year. “Human reviewers remain essential to both removing content and training machine learning systems because human judgment is critical to making contextualized decisions on content.”
So, for now, we can count on watching (or reading) about Logan’s YouTube content because he isn’t going anywhere. Thoughts? Make sure to leave them in the comments section below.