YouTube Restores Ads For Logan Paul's YouTube Channel As He Remains on Probation

Logan Paul, 2015
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Logan Paul attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles. 

After having his YouTube channel's ads suspended earlier in February among negative outcry over antics in his videos, Logan Paul has been granted his ads back.

Ads on Paul's account — which boasts over 16 million followers — have been restored after the YouTuber's team acknowledged reading the community and advertising guidelines. Paul will remain on a 90-day probationary period, however, meaning that his content won't appear in the "trending" tab or in updates to nonsubscribers. His account will remain ineligible for Google Preferred ads, according to a YouTube spokeswoman. 

Paul originally came under fire after uploading a video from Japan's "Suicide Forest" on December 31st, which eventually prompted him to go on a self-imposed hiatus and deliver an apology on Good Morning America. He followed up the highly controversial video with another in which he used a taser on a rodent, which drew heavy criticism from animal rights group PETA. Shortly after, the YouTube Creators Twitter account announced Paul's suspension on February 9.

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki explained at a Recode Code Media conference earlier this month that Paul's controversial antics did not violate YouTube's three strikes policy. 

“We do have a three strikes rule, and if somebody violates [our policies] three times, we do terminate those accounts and we do that all the time,” She said. “He hasn’t done anything that would cause those three strikes. We can’t just be pulling people off our platform ... They need to violate a policy. We need to have consistent [rules]. This is like a code of law.”


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