It seems filming the physique of a person who died by apparent self-murder isn’t adequate to get you the foot from YouTube.
Social media prodigy Logan Paul did just that during a new outing to Japan, and his channel on the Google-owned video service (with its 16.7 million subscribers) is still kicking about.
And, YouTube isn’t about to change that, since he hasn’t met the platform’s criteria for being banned, according to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.
“He hasn’t finished anything that would means those 3 strikes,” Wojcicki said, referring to the policy that can lead to a YouTuber’s comment getting banned if they continue to mangle the rules.
She continued: “We can’t just be pulling people off the height … They need to violate a policy. We need to have unchanging [rules]. This is like a code of law.”
Wojcicki done the comments in response to a doubt from tech publisher Kara Swisher at the Code Media discussion in Huntington Beach, California.
Calls for Paul’s dismissal from YouTube reached a crescendo last month, after he shared the self-murder timberland clip to his renouned channel.
He subsequently apologised for the video, and after did the same over a video in which he shot a taser at a passed rat.
YouTube’s response was to temporarily postpone ads on Paul’s channel, which is estimated to net him £867,000 a month.
YouTube’s policies aim a far-reaching operation of inapt behaviour, including copyright violations and violence.
But, it’s not adequate if someone considers a creator’s clip tasteless, Wojcicki said.
“What you consider is uninspired is not indispensably what someone else would consider is tasteless,” she said. “We need to have unchanging laws, so that in the policies, so we can request it consistently to millions of videos, millions of creators.”
YouTube is confronting a flourishing recoil over the placement of controversial videos on its platform. Recent clips embody the Tide Pod challenge, which saw people eating the washing antiseptic pods – which YouTube private last month.
There’s also the worrying trend of adult videos designed to dope children into examination them on the YouTube Kids app. These put superheroes and Disney characters in aroused and passionate scenarios.
YouTube responded with a new policy that age-restricts the clips on YouTube, automatically filtering them out of the YouTube Kids app in the process.
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