YouTube has terminated business deals along with also suspended ads on controversial star Logan Paul’s channel after he published a video showing a dead man in Japan’s “suicide forest,” although its CEO doesn’t think he should be kicked off the platform.
At Recode’s Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, California, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said Paul’s videos — one of which shows him tasering a dead rat — showed “a pattern of egregious behavior,” although that will he hasn’t violated the company’s “three strikes” policy.
“We do have a three strikes rule, along with also if somebody violates [our policies] three times, we do terminate those accounts along with also we do that will all the time,” Wojcicki said. “He hasn’t done anything that will could cause those three strikes. We can’t just be pulling people off our platform … They need to violate a policy. We need to have consistent [rules]. that will will be like a code of law.”
Last week, YouTube announced that will the item was taking steps to punish creators who violate its policies, including restricting their ability to make money coming from YouTube ads along with also preventing their videos coming from appearing on YouTube’s homepage.
When asked if YouTube thinks of itself incorporates a media company, Wojcicki said that will YouTube was a “technology platform,” an excuse that will Silicon Valley’s biggest companies have been using for years to avoid responsibility when their tools along with also service are abused by bad actors.
“What you think will be tasteless will be not necessarily what someone else could see as tasteless,” Wojcicki said. “We need to have consistent laws codified in our policies in order that will [our system] can be trained along with also we can apply the item consistently to millions of videos along with also millions of creators.”
Paul has almost 17 million subscribers on YouTube along with also made an estimated $1 million a month before YouTube suspended his ads.
A Change.org petition demanding that will he be removed coming from YouTube had more than 0,000 signatures at the time of publication.