YouTubers Were Not Impressed By This One Detail In YouTube’s Logan Paul Statement

10 January 2018, 13:25

YouTubers respond to YouTube's statement on Logan Paul
YouTubers respond to YouTube's statement on Logan Paul. Picture: YouTube
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

Are YouTube trying to rewrite history here?

This week, YouTube released a long, long overdue statement about the now-infamous Logan Paul 'suicide forest' video.

YouTube's statement was made up of exactly the kind of carefully-chosen corporate PR speak one would expect from such a huge corporation, but there was one phrase that really stood out and grabbed the attention of YouTubers and fans alike.

It's the phrase, "we acted accordingly."

The question on everyone's lips seems to be "did you?"

Logan's video was never taken down, demonetised, restricted in any way and was allowed to climb the YouTube trending page so that millions of people saw it. YouTube really couldn't have done less to stop it, and now they are claiming they "acted accordingly"?

Needless to say, people didn't buy it:

Now, to say YouTube did noting at all isn't entirely true. YouTube did apparently give Logan a strike on his account, but as we discussed in this week's episode of YouTuber News, one strike means basically nothing.

It takes three strikes in three months for a channel to be terminated, so for Logan to lose his channel he would apparently have to film at least two more dead bodies.