After Logan Paul incident, Google Preferred YouTube videos will face further vetting

YouTube has suspended Logan Paul who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but said that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future. Phil McCarten  Invision  AP

YouTube: upset by the video of body in Japan

In the past, there has been a lot of controversy and speculation surrounding how videos get chosen for YouTube's Trending page as well as its "recommended" and "what's next" suggestions, and it's possible that, with this new vetting, Google could influence what makes "popular" YouTube content even more popular than before.

YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl said Saturday there's no timetable for when Paul's future will be addressed again.

The news comes as YouTube released a statement confirming that Paul would be punished for his misdeeds.

Almost two weeks after Logan Paul's infamous trip to Tokyo, Japanese police have announced that he could be charged with at least four different crimes after viewing his videos. "Everything is evolving so fast", he said, including YouTube's community guidelines. The location is known in Japan as a frequent site for suicides.

While YouTube cast its net far and wide with new content regulations introduced a year ago after the, now the company seems to want to zero in on the most popular channels as their videos typically get the most views.

Paul's response to his removal from the channel was not revealed.

YouTube was criticized for moving slowly in response, taking almost two weeks to take action. "He's expressed remorse quickly and is leaning from this experience...the most important thing to focus on is actions should speak louder than words". YouTube also said it would not feature Paul in the fourth season of its series "Foursome" and would put other work on hold.

Logan's channel can still be viewed on YouTube, but they have been removed from YouTube's Google Preferred platform, which features its most popular content in packages for sale to advertisers.

YouTube said it would soon announce steps to protect advertisers from having their products connected to controversial material.

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