In addition, YouTube is putting on hold projects it had in development with Paul, including a sequel to "The Thinning", a sci-fi series Paul developed for the YouTube Red subscription service. Three strikes within a three-month period triggers termination of the offending account.
YouTube has taken swift action against its most famous star.
To brush up, YouTube's guidelines specifically states that "it's not okay to post violent or gory content that's primarily meant to be shocking, sensational, or disrespectful".
Soon after the video was uploaded, it was met with a lot of backlash, especially on Twitter. It's hard to get worse than filming a dead body for views, but apparently Logan Paul likes a challenge. The official statement reads, "Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season four of "Foursome" and his new Originals are on hold". If a video is graphic, it can only remain on the site when supported by appropriate educational or documentary information and in some cases it will be age-gated.More news: Journalist: Steve Bannon's Departure is 'Going to Hurt Breitbart a Lot'
YouTube's parent company, Google, is looking into increasing the vetting process for which YouTube channels and videos receive top-tier ads through the company's Google Preferred packaging, Bloomberg reports.
One theme I've heard when I talk to those people: This ultra-premium version of YouTube is likely to favor big, established media companies instead of the home-grown YouTube stars like Logan Paul. He also said his reactions to the dead body were "raw and unfiltered", and that he regretted recording and posting the video. This program is reserved exclusively for YouTube's top 5 percent of content creators.
The company went on to tweet the words that many people had been thinking, which was "suicide is not a joke" and shouldn't be the main force of racking up views. Google says Paul violated its Community Guidelines by posting his tasteless video. True to their word, YouTube stripped Logan Paul from their main advertising platform, which will see a considerable chunk of his income taken away along with halting the production of his original content.