YouTube Punishes Blogger After Video of Apparent Suicide Victim
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YouTube says it has punished an American blogger over a video that appeared to show the body of a suicide victim.
The blogger, Logan Paul, took the video in the Aokigahara forest, near Japan's Mount Fuji. The area is known as a place where a number of people have taken their lives in recent years.
In the video, Paul and his friends see a man's hanging body from a tree. They react with shock, but also make jokes.
Suicide rates in Japan are among the highest in the world. About 21,000 people there commit suicide each year, according to Japanese government estimates.
YouTube said in a statement that it has removed Logan Paul's channels from Google Preferred, which presents top YouTube videos. The company offers those videos to advertisers.
YouTube also said it will not include Paul in the new season of a web-based series called "Foursome." And it said his new videos are no longer being published.
Paul's YouTube channel has more than 15 million subscribers. He has more than 4 million followers on Twitter. The video filmed in the Japanese forest received over 6 million views before Paul took it down.
YouTube bars violent content that is shown in a shocking or disrespectful way, the company says. It issued a "strike" against Paul's channel for violating its community rules after the video was published.
Paul announced earlier this month he was taking a break from making YouTube videos "to reflect." He has also published several apology videos and posts on social media.
But Paul continues to face strong criticism for the apparent suicide victim video as well as other video blogs he published during his visit to Japan.
I'm Bryan Lynn.
1.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
2.suicide victim 自杀者
She believes the world's most famous suicide victim was brutally murdered.
3.known as 被称为
China has always been known as a land of propriety and righteousness.
4.a number of 若干；一些
We have lived here quite a number of years.
5.In the video, Paul and his friends see a man's hanging body from a tree. They react with shock, but also make jokes.
make jokes 开玩笑；打趣
You will not make jokes about him. He has been very good to me.
I think it's very unkind to make jokes at the expense of other people.
6.Paul announced earlier this month he was taking a break from making YouTube videos "to reflect."
taking a break 休息；暂停
We head a3-hour meeting yesterday without taking a break.
The nurses said he was taking a break from work.
这则视频由洛根·保罗在日本富士山附近的青木原树海中拍摄 。近年来，该地因大批自杀者聚集而闻名 。
在视频中，保罗和朋友看到了一具上吊的男性遗体 。虽然他们很震惊，但却开起了玩笑 。
日本的自杀率高居全球榜首 。据日本政府估计，每年自杀的人数约2.1万人 。
YouTube视频网站在一份声明里称，已将保罗的频道从YouTube热门频道——“谷歌首选”（Google Preferred）中下架 。该频道里的视频是提供给广告商的 。
保罗在YouTube频道的订阅量超过1500万 。他的推特还拥有400多万名粉丝 。这则拍摄于日本树海的视频在删除前已经有600多万人观看 。
YouTube公司称，该网站严禁发布以令人震惊或无礼的方式所拍摄的暴力内容 。该公司以保罗发布该视频违反公司规定为由对其直播平台进行了“销号”处罚 。
月初，保罗发布声明表示，他会暂停YouTube的视频发布来“反省”自己的过失 。他还在社交媒体发布了数个道歉视频和帖文 。