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Archive • Jan 22, 2018

YouTube Denies It Should Be Regulated Even After Logan Paul Scandal

YouTube denies it should be regulated like television broadcasters even in the wake of the recent Logan Paul scandal. With thousands upon thousands of hours of video content uploaded every hour by users across the planet, YouTube has evolved into a true internet sensation since its formation in 2005. The Google-owned online video platform has solidified itself with immense name recognition throughout the years and has spawned a collection of incredibly well-known personalities, programs, and other content over the course of its prominent run. Some users have had the opportunity to create especially profitable careers via advertisement revenue and brand deals, along with extensive fan-bases of loyal supporters which, on occasion, range into the tens-of-millions. Yet, with an immense amount of creators on the platform, some believe that incidents, such as when Logan Paul put a dead body on display in one of his vlogs from Japan, may be on the rise, and dictate regulation like a typical television broadcast. However, in an interview with Newsbeat, Robert Kyncl, the Chief Business Officer at YouTube, stated that the site is 'different' and doesn't have the same 'editorial hand' as other platforms, along with the fact that they are the ones that distribute the content, rather than create it.
"We're not content creators; we're a platform that distributes the content  The steps we're taking are not steps any government is asking us to do, these are the steps we're choosing to do because we believe that is the right thing to do."
Following the controversy, YouTube has implemented a new path for creators to make money off of their videos, dictating that one must possess at least 1,000 subscribes, and have more than 4,000 hours of view-time in the last 12 months. More information on the situation can be found on the official BBC website.  
Source: BBC/ Newsbeat