Eli wroteThe fact that Youtube didn't take the video down is interesting, and it seems like one of the few times they've taken a principled stance on something.
When VICE did their documentary about the forest they also showed dead bodies hanging from trees and that video wasn't removed either.
Both videos do, in essence, exploit the corpses in the forest to make money. They just do it in very different ways.
VICE being through a somewhat high budget, somber, respectful documentary and Logan Paul's being basically the opposite.
The people saying that Youtube should have removed the video, removed his channel, etc. might not realize that they are asking Youtube to decide what level of professionalism is the correct amount of professionalism to be able to show something like this.
I just don't see how that would work.
What if someone made a video which was about the forest, showed a dead body, but was somewhere between Logan Paul's video and VICE's documentary in terms of professionalism and respect?
Do we want Youtube to be the one's deciding if we can see that or not? I don't.
A lot of people were getting upset about the video not being taking down by YouTube/Logan originally because some people have claimed to talk about eating disorders or any other mental illness and their video was flagged and eventually removed, which I can see people seeing it as because he is known on YouTube, he's allowed to get away with more. I do agree how he acted was rather poor, making jokes and laughing -- whether that was his coping method or not is up for debate, different people react to things like that differently. I personally don't think the video should have been removed forcefully by YouTube because he just filmed a dead body, I would argue it differently if he was like taking the body and throwing it around or anything of that mantle. In the end, I don't think YouTube should have a say in the removal of that video. I don't even like the dude but anyone could be recording in that forest (any forest for that matter) for a documentary or just out exploring and happen to come across a body, just poor timing when recording.
I guess they already do this though because you can't see things on Youtube that you would see on Liveleak [as far as I know.]
It's a very rare occurrence, in an earlier post I mentioned about how YouTube will take down gruesome/extreme 'meme' compilations, which do consist of death. There was one video a few months back that got some good attention before being removed that was playing the song It's the Hard-Knock Life with videos of people falling to their death, fatal vehicle crashes, people getting crushed by doors, trailers, machinery equipment at work and one dude getting pulled through some rotary device at work and being slammed into the ground while employees scramble to try and save what's left of him. I'm sure there are thousands of stuff you would find on LiveLeak on YouTube that were just posted as an unlisted posting so only people with the link have it. There are ways people try to get away with those things and others are just straight up blatant with their wording and a video is there with a clear title of what it's about. Most of the times these videos are recent, like less than a few days recent because eventually YouTube will get to it.