Logan Paul wants to continue his career: 'Everyone deserves second chances, bro'

Danny Woods
January 17, 2018

Then, on December 31, Logan Paul came under fire for posting a video in a Japanese forest that included the image of a man who had committed suicide.

The changes primarily address smaller channels.

The changes won't prevent people from uploading offensive content to YouTube, which hoovers up hundreds of hours of new video per minute.

Beginning today, in order to be eligible for the YPP, creators will need to have surpassed 4,000 hours of watch time within the previous year, and boast at least 1,000 subscribers. Creators who start to grow audiences on YouTube have always been able to join the YouTube Partner Program to monetize their videos through advertising.

But problems persisted. Bloomberg reported last week that Alphabet Inc.'s Google had discussed some of the new changes with partners last week following alarming revelations about YouTube videos featuring children.

After a "difficult year" for its video-sharing site YouTube, Google has unveiled a host of brand safety assurances as part of a concerted effort to lessen concerns raised by successive ad misplacement controversies over the past 12 months.

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YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl (KINK'-uhl) said Saturday there's no timetable for when Paul's future will be addressed again.

And even after a channel becomes eligible for the YPP under the new rules, YouTube notes, it will only be allowed to monetize pending further evaluation for strikes, spam, and other abuse flags.

YouTube stressed that the vast majority of channels that will be cut out by this change didn't make much money, with 99 percent earning less than $100 previous year. YouTube responded by removing Paul from Google Preferred and putting all of his original projects on hold. The video had a disclaimer in the beginning and blurred out the man's face, but many viewers think Paul should never have posted the content in the first place. We still can't believe it. She also promised that YouTube would announce additional changes in the coming weeks.

Lastly, Google is providing advertisers more transparency into what kind of channels they can potentially run ads on before they pull the trigger on campaigns - and what tradeoffs might occur if they opt out of certain content.

Mohan and Kyncl said they are going to "schedule conversations with our creators in the months ahead so we can hear your thoughts and ideas and what more we can do to tackle that challenge".

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