So last month, popular You Tube star Logan Paul found himself in trouble. Because in a January 2018 video, he posted a real dead body. He apologized and removed the video, but apparently, he didn’t learn much of a lesson. You Tube suspends Logan Paul…again.
So since that incident a month ago, Logan Paul’s antics are just as inappropriate. Paul’s worst hits include rat tasering, encouraging eating Tide pods, and other violations. You Tube puts it’s foot down. Because today, they tweeted, “In response to Logan Paul’s recent pattern of behavior, we’ve temporarily suspended ads on his channels”. He can still post You Tube videos. However, no can’t make money or accept sponsors from advertisers.
Here is what is interesting about this. The Tide pod incident came on Twitter, not You Tube. Paul tweeted he would swallow one Tide pod for every retweet. I’m guessing Paul didn’t do this because he’s still alive and well today. He since deleted the tweets, but the tweets was enough for You Tube to take notice. Yes, You Tube humans as well as machines. That’s another subject matter right there. You Tube is within it’s rights to either suspend advertisers or forbid the uploader from releasing You Tube videos altogether. If Paul doesn’t quit this, then could that be next for him?
Now let’s bring up censorship. Like in many areas of life, that’s a big issue for IT support and computer service. Personally, I think You Tube made the right call in this situation. The Tide Pod challenge is already a disturbing and dangerous online trend. And for London Paul to encourage this behavior among young people is just as disturbing. It wasn’t on You Tube, but this man has over 20 million subscribers. Think about the influence London Paul has. Some may say, “If they censor him, they can censor anybody for anything!”. That’s a valid point. And I hate censorship, too. But with freedom comes responsibility. Obviously, this is a lesson Logan Paul hasn’t learned. Do you think this suspension is a good call? Or is it censorship?
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