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YouTube pares back Logan Paul partnership after suicide video post

YouTube pares back Logan Paul partnership after suicide video post
From CBC - January 10, 2018

YouTube said Wednesday it is removing popular American vlogger Logan Paul from its Google Preferred platform and putting future projects with him on hold, after Paul posted a video on the platform of a suicide victim in Japan.

"In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul's channels from Google Preferred. Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season 4 of Foursome and his new Originals are on hold," Alphabet Inc's YouTube, said in a statement.

Google Preferred features YouTube's most popular content in packages for sale to advertisers. Paul, 22, is one of YouTube's top content creators, regularly drawing millions of views from his mainly youth-orientated audience.

Paul also had projects in the works with YouTube's premium subscription service, YouTube Red, and appeared on the platform's web series Foursome.

Representatives for Paul did not immediately return requests from Reuters for comment.

'Huge mistake'

Paul apologized in a YouTube video titled "So Sorry" last week for posting the video that showed him and his friends laughing about the body they filmed hanging on a tree in Japan's"suicide forest."

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