Why Is YouTube Letting Re-Uploads Of Logan Paul's Video Climb The Trending Page?

4 January 2018, 11:48

Logan Paul's 'suicide forest 'video continues to trend on YouTube in the form of re-uploads
Logan Paul's 'suicide forest 'video continues to trend on YouTube in the form of re-uploads. Picture: YouTube
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

What exactly is happening here

It seems that whatever goodwill existed between YouTube and the community in the wake of the infamous Logan Paul 'suicide forest' video is quickly being depleted.

On top of never restricting Logan videos, YouTube has made a series of inexplicable moves that have only served to heighten tensions. First, they restricted Nathan Zed's innocent video discussing Logan's video, and now they appear to be letting re-uploads of Logan's original video (which contains uncensored footage of a suicide victim's body) dominate the 'trending page'.

These re-uploads are attracting millions of views and easily climbing the top of the video charts. For a site that is well known for its 'content ID' system and supposed dedication towards tracking down duplicate videos, it's a baffling and troubling failure.