Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Sci-tech | By Lila Blake

Logan Paul Loses Youtube Ads Over Tasered Rat and Tide Pods Scandal

Logan Paul Loses Youtube Ads Over Tasered Rat and Tide Pods Scandal

The drop occurred after he posted a video showing a dead body on a visit to what is known as Japan's "suicide forest".

YouTube is suspending ads on all of Logan Paul's videos.

Paul briefly stepped away from making daily posts and returned January 24 with an anti-suicide video in which he said he was humbled by the criticism and promised to be more compassionate and to "start a new chapter" in his life.

"After careful consideration, we have made a decision to temporarily suspend ads on Logan Paul's YouTube channels", the company said in a statement to The Verge.

On Friday, after reviewing a new video in which Paul tased two dead rats and attempted to give a living koi fish CPR, then sent out a Tweet promising to eat toxic Tide pods in exchange for retweets, YouTube temporarily pulled ads from Paul's channel.

Now, just a week after his return and a month after the Suicide Forest video, Paul is back to his disgusting antics.

Paul is one of YouTube's biggest stars with more than 16.5 million subscribers, according to Socialblade.

"We've long had a set of community guidelines that act as rules of the road for what creators can share on our platform and a set of ad-friendly guidelines for what they can monetize. By posting this on YouTube, Paul could cause millions of his impressionable young followers to become desensitized to cruelty to animals".

YouTube's CEO recently promised to enforce the website's policies in a more effective manner with the help of 10,000 curators and advanced video detection technology.

The changes are straightforward: YouTube says it reserves the right to strip a channel of its ability to serve ads and its access to premium monetization programs like Google Preferred and its YouTube Partner Program, as well as the right to cease recommending a channel's videos across its network, if that channel proves harmful to the broader YouTube community.

Animal rights group PETA immediately took issue with Paul's video torturing rats by saying "Yo, Logan Paul: Death isn't amusing".

After a ton of outrage from the internet, YouTube has finally chose to take action after standing on the sidelines for the last two months.

As with Paul, YouTube makes a point of the fact that none of this will apply to the majority of people who post content on its platform, and these sorts of sanctions will be applied as a last resort and will often not permanent but will last until the creator removes or alters content.

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