February 11

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youtube movie adsLogan Paul loses his YouTube ads after he shocks rat with TaserBeyond the Japan suicide video, Paul also ran across Tokyos med Shibuya Crossing throwing pillows at cars, smashed a Game Boy in a store and threw Poke balls at people. These videos drew in a combined million views.

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Along with selling merchandise and other deals, YouTube is where Paul makes money. His channel has million subscribers and over billion views for his videos. Unlike other social networks that bring exposure to young people looking to make a name for themselves, like Facebook and Twitter, YouTube rewards them with financial incentives by sharing ad revenues.

Paulposted an apology videoSo sorry. that reeled in million views but also a second round of condemnation by those who wondered if he was simply capitalizing on his mistake. Then, after taking a threeweek break, he tried to show followers he had turned over a new leaf,posting a lengthier videoon suicide prevention that was viewed more million times. He appeared onGood Morning America.

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Paul, who earned an estimated . million last year, according toForbes, has been in the crosshairs of YouTube this year, though its hardly dented his popularity among his largely teen and kid n base.

A petition on is calling for YouTube to delete the Logan Paul channel. So r, over , people have signed up.

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The issue this time a rat and the Tide Pods challenge.

YouTube said it would temporarily suspend ads on his popular YouTube channel after Paul one of the topearning creators on the network shocked a rat in a recent video with a Taser. Also Paul on Twitter, in a sincedeleted tweet, suggested hed eat a Tide Pod for every retweet from his . million followers an attempted joke aimed at a dangerous, Internetfueled teen trend of swallowing the ful detergent packets for views.

Anyone can be a YouTube star if they can pull in viewers. The most successful ones do it by being provocative, an incentive to constantly up the ante.

In recent weeks, such prank videos have emerged on YouTube, and the service has been struggling to take them down as soon as theyare flagged. U.S. poison centers in January reported incidents from iniduals taking the Tide Pod Challenge.

YouTube is full of prank videos of people pulling out chairs behind unsuspecting souls, waving ke snakes at them, putting weird things into doughnuts and watching unsuspecting folks eat them. In a recent video blog, Paul shows himself operating a Taser on what he says is a dead rat to make sure its dead. The video is agerestricted, which means younger YouTube users cant watch it.

YouTube wouldnt comment on deleting his channel, but YouTube terms of service say that if a channel getsthree strikesit will take more action.

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On New Years Eve,Paul posted a video of a trip to a forestin Japan known for suicides, in which he filmed an apparent suicide victim and his own incredulous reaction. YouTube responded to the public backlash by taking Paul out of its preferred program, which gives higher ad revenues to video creators with large followings, and canceled plans to make a movie with Paul for its premium YouTube Red service.

LOS ANGELES Logan Paul, s new major problem for YouTube, has gotten into more hot water with the Googleowned video network.

Logan Pauls representatives did not immediately return a request for comment.