Friday January 12, 2018

Logan Paul backlash is raising ethical questions about YouTube

Logan Paul appears in a now-deleted video of him discovering what appears to be a dead body in Japan's Aokigahara Forest.

Logan Paul appears in a now-deleted video of him discovering what appears to be a dead body in Japan's Aokigahara Forest. (Logan Paul/YouTube)

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The name Logan Paul has been making headlines this week after the YouTube star came under fire for posting a video showing a dead body. The video raked in 6.5 million views and was on YouTube's trending page before it was pulled from the platform. While the content sounds shocking, many of Paul's young fans are defending the vlogger online. 

Today, joining host Tom Power to discuss the controversy is Julia Alexander, the senior culture reporter for Polygon, an internet culture website.

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