YouTube Finally Responds to Logan Paul's 'Suicide Forest' Video

YouTube Finally Responds to Logan Paul's 'Suicide Forest' Video

After YouTube vlogger Logan Paul caused international outrage by posting a video that showed the body of a man who had committed suicide at Aokigahara forest outside Mt. Fuji in Japan, the video platform has finally responded in a series of tweets:

"Many of you have been frustrated with our lack of communication recently," the thread reads. "You're right to be. You deserve to know what's going on. Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week. Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views."

YouTube continued:

"The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences. It's taken us a long time to respond, but we've been listening to everything you've been saying. We know that the actions of one creator can affect the entire community, so we'll have more to share soon on steps we're taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again."

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You'll notice the platform didn't apologize for hosting the content in the first place, and its responsibility for its users and what they upload has been a topic of debate as of late. As YouTube grows, its ability to moderate increasingly massive volume of streaming data will become more and more difficult, and it will need to contend with that and how to better respond when — not if — something like this happens again.