YouTube offers non-apology over Logan Paul controversy

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YouTube have released a statement saying they're pursuing "further consequences" against Logan Paul in the wake of his "suicide video" controversy. In a thread on Twitter, YouTube acknowledged the recent frustrations with the platform and its lack of response. "You deserve to know what's going on", the series of tweets read in part.

HuffPost reached out to YouTube to get more specifics on what penalties Paul and others could face for videos that violate guidelines, but no one immediately responded. In a callous act of cruelty, Paul filmed himself standing next to the hanging body of a suicide victim while cracking jokes at the individual's expense.

The YouTuber has had a massive fall from grace and has refrained from sharing any content online after being slammed for posting the video which contained a dead body.

YouTube also came under scrutiny for not taking action.

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The website did say it was taking steps to ensure a video like Paul's will never be posted again.

Following the post, Logan received heavy backlash from social media, with users that demanded the removal of his YouTube channel.

Paul was widely criticised for the video, which saw him and several friends enter Japan's Aokigahara forest, an area colloquially known as the "Suicide Forest" due to a tragically high incidence of suicide attempts within its boundaries. A good portion of criticism was directed at YouTube itself - particularly for its all but silence as the days went on. YouTube's algorithms incentivize creators to make things that are created to be shared - and shocking footage is one of the things that gets views. Greg captioned the video with his take on Logan's incident, saying, "MISTAKES!"

Showing his honest feelings about Paul's videos, Yuta makes some stern statements towards the end of the video, saying "YouTube is complicit...it's like they're sending a message saying you can be as anti-social as you want, as long as you don't talk about politically sensitive topics".

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