YouTube OK with Dead Bodies, Apparently?

Tech and Science News: YouTube OK with Dead Bodies, Apparently?

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YouTuber Logan Paul is no stranger to pulling stunts for attention, but his most recent video saw him showing off a recent suicide victim in Japan. YouTube content creators are criticizing Paul for crossing the line and demanding a response from YouTube. YouTube is... not too fussed about it, apparently.

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  • SassyKay FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Someone on twitter pointed out that he monetized his apology video.

  • JordanCarr42 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    There is an editing mistake at 4:07 where the text highlighting does not match the onscreen text in either location or scope of what is discussed.

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Tell you what. You guys upload stuff here as often as it goes on Youtube, and I'll be ready to ditch it.

  • ItmeJP FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    The chode also monetized his apology video, so that lets you know his (lack of) sincerity.

  • adamkinected FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Well, Paul, Ghosts are made up (Grow up) so the only real thing about that forest is the suicide. 

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fiery the Angels rose,..

    2 weeks ago

    I would request only one thing from YouTube: The ability to block a channel from ever showing up on any of my feeds.


    Right now, anything that a content creator does that's merely "insensitive" (and sadly, that's exactly what this is - but to a dangerously nth degree) leaves viewers with no recourse to protect themselves from such content. This incident isn't the only one out there on YouTube. If content creators have that little worry in the back of their heads that they'll permanently lose current or future audiences by the viewer's choice, they might take a bit more responsibility for their own content before publishing it.


    If it's not monetized and 550K+ viewers are okay with it, YT is rightfully leery about cutting someone's content. (I would delete the video and put the channel on probation in a heartbeat, but that's just me. I don't get to dictate what other people want to see.) YT is either checking its Ps and Qs before they act or YT already determined that they have no provisions to control the specific content in this incident and are afraid to say so. If it's the latter situation, their hands would be currently tied between a rock and a hard place.


    If it were me in that latter situation (and it's not - maybe a good thing), I would just flat-out say why nothing can be done and what is going to change to make sure something can be done (even if it's as simple as letting users block channels from their own feeds).


    Ever since this story hit, I'm being very careful on YT and avoiding that video and any video that claims to be discussing that video. (If I watched The Know on YT, I'd give this one a miss there, too.) YT has this weird habit of thinking that criticizing related content is the same as enjoying the related content.


    I watch a lot of filmmakers, and YT insists that I must absolutely love CinemaSins as it keeps flooding my feed with them. That channel focuses on hating films. That's the opposite of what I want to watch.


    All these criticisms of the person's content has generated traffic for the content. YT's algorithm of suggestions favors content that receives criticism from other content. That's in addition to all the traffic generated by the perverse desire to see what all the hoopla is about from off-YT sources even though it's spelled out pretty plainly what it's all about.


    I figure that if I watch anything related to (even criticizing) that video (as I wouldn't want to watch the video - I don't have that morbid "you gotta see it to believe it" curiosity), YT will think that I must love that guy's channel - a channel that I've never seen to my knowledge. I didn't even know the guy's name before yesterday and had forgotten it by this morning until this article.


    To YouTube, I'd ask them to give me the option to block channels from my feeds. That's all I want. I can't control other people and they'll watch whatever content doesn't cross the ToS, but let me customize my own preferences when YT doesn't seem to be able to figure it out. Seeing trash (that I already know that I don't want to see) show up in "related videos" or "trending" or "suggested for you" feeds makes me less interested in using YouTube altogether.

  • wedyd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    yikes