YouTube exec addresses Logan Paul controversy and rising creator frustrations

YouTube and its community are having a rough 2018. After vlogger Logan Paul posted a viral video of a recent suicide victim, widespread backlash forced the company to reconsider its policies. YouTube tightened its rules around which channels can be monetized in response, and promised stricter punishments for creators whose actions harm the overall community. In a video released today, YouTuber and online personality Casey Neistat sat down with YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl to discuss the company’s response to the controversy and its recent changes. The interview, recorded 12 days ago, does not cover Paul’s latest run in with trouble and YouTube’s subsequent actions. Kyncl acknowledged that in initially dealing with Paul,... Continue reading…