The Logan Paul YouTube controversy and what we should expect from internet platforms

When users abuse a platform, who is responsible? What do we expect of content moderation? And what do we expect of platforms?

Last week, Logan Paul, a 22-year-old YouTube star with 15 million-plus subscribers, posted a controversial video that brought these questions into focus. Paul’s videos, a relentless barrage of boasts, pranks, and stunts, have garnered him legions of adoring fans. But he faced public backlash after posting a video in which he and his buddies ventured into the Aokigahara Forest of Japan, sometimes called the “suicide forest,” only to find...

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By: Vox - Friday, 12 January

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