YouTubers Were Not Impressed By This One Detail In YouTube’s Logan Paul Statement
10 January 2018, 13:25
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.
We expect more of the creators who build their community on @YouTube, as we’re sure you do too. The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences.— YouTube (@YouTube) January 9, 2018
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:
You acted accordingly? Did you?— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) January 9, 2018
how did yall act accordingly. you kept it on trending for hours, never removed it, then removed videos responding to it, then stayed quiet for a whole week https://t.co/UyL81CQYTP— nathan zed 🥀 (@NathanZed) January 9, 2018
You did NOT act accordingly, the video was not removed by Youtube, instead you permitted it to remain on your site. Guess Ad money from your "golden boy" of the hour was more important. Yet you continue to demonetize valuable videos.— Julia Graf ❄️ (@hellojuliagraf) January 10, 2018
Just a heads up @YouTube. Putting a dead body on trending for 24 hours was not acting accordingly.— DM21 Gaming (@dm21gaming) January 10, 2018
Doing nothing is not acting accordingly— Zoe Paskett (@ZoePaskett) January 10, 2018
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.