A little over two weeks after temporarily disabling ads from running on Logan Paul channel, YouTube has restored monetization for the 22-year old internet star. But Paul isn’t completely in the clear. YouTube has placed his channel on a 90-day probation period, during which time content from his channel is not eligible for the YouTube trending tab or for non-subscriber notifications.
Ads were first removed from the vloggers page after he posted a string of videos which Google called “unsuitable for brands.” Those posts included a video of the YouTuber tasering a dead rat and, probably the more infamous incident, a recording of a suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara forest. However, even after YouTube announced it would be demonetizing ads on the channel, many visitors to his page pointed out that ads were still running against his content. At the time, YouTube had no explanation as to why, but assured Videoink that it was not intentional.
Many consider Paul’s temporary punishment as a slap on the wrist that was meant to silence the cries of many on the internet who demanded YouTube take serious action. A petition with more than 500,000 signatures, which started on Change.org, called for the complete removal of the YouTube channel.
According to a YouTube spokesperson, since the ad suspension, Logan Paul and his team have acknowledged that they understand YouTube’s Community and advertiser-friendly guidelines.