Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Preston Stone

YouTube suspends ads on all of Logan Paul's channels

YouTube suspends ads on all of Logan Paul's channels

A YouTube spokesperson told The Telegraph: "After careful consideration, we have chose to temporarily suspend ads on Logan Paul's YouTube channels".

Citing his "recent pattern of behavior", the Google-owned platform announced this morning that it had "temporarily suspended" ads on Paul's channels - stopping an income stream estimated to be worth more than a million dollars a month.

In December, he was criticised for uploading a video of a dead body recorded in Japan's so-called suicide forest.

Logan Paul is being penalized by YouTube once again, after having posted another insensitive video to his popular channel.

"This is not a decision we made lightly", a YouTube rep told The Washington Post.

While the company didn't go into details about the videos it believed exhibited Paul's disturbing "pattern of behavior" to its advertisers and the public, the YouTuber had reportedly published numerous videos recently which easily fall into this category.

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In the video Paul proclaimed "No rat comes into my house without getting tased!" and then sent 50,000 volts of electricity into the deceased animal.

"How many chances does Logan Paul get?". While the video drew millions of views, it also drew fervent rebukes from people on social media who said it made light of a tragic issue.

YouTube said his actions could "damage" the wider video-making community.

Removing the ads hits Paul in the wallet, but the age gate also cuts into his viewership. We may remove a channel from Google Preferred and also suspend, cancel or remove a creator's YouTube Original.

Paul hasn't commented on YouTube's decision to suspend all ads from his channel.

Late on Friday, YouTube released more detailed guidelines which included a warning that the company could pull ads or boot creators off the service if they "cause harm" to other producers and consumers. SocialBlade's estimate has since dropped - the site now estimates that Paul could make a maximum of US$700,000 (NZ$965,000) in a month, but it's not clear whether that's due to the lack of premium ad access, that Paul took a weeks-long break from posting new videos, or a combination of both. More to the point, however, is that YouTube is acknowledging Paul's antics might have negative effects well outside his channel. "You either love me, or you hate me", he said.

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