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YouTube To Invest $5 Million To Create More 'Positive Content'

YouTube To Invest $5 Million To Create More 'Positive Content'”

Suicide survivor Kevin Hines features in Logan Paul's new video. Others questioned his intentions and said: "no amount of money will ever make up for the amount of damage that video caused to kids and teenagers". "I wanted to let the situation have some time to breathe", he says.

"I'm here to have a hard conversation".

Blogger Logan Paul has apologized for sharing a video on YouTube that appeared to show a body hanging in a Japanese forest known as a suicide spot.

"And in an "effort to contribute and immerse myself in the conversation", Paul reveals he will be pledging "$1m to various suicide organisations".

Paul said he would immediately be donating $250,000 to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline so they could start helping those in need.

According to Paul, it was his "ignorance on the subject", that was "part of the problem".

At first Paul didn't get any sort of punishment for the video and because of the public outcry, Youtube took his videos off the "recommended" page and are taking him off any upcoming original Youtube projects.

The vlogger talks to people who have tried to kill themselves, as well as suicide prevention experts.

Jake said it was "sad to [him]" to see how upset Logan was in the aftermath of his mistake, but knows his brother is strong and will "learn from his mistakes and be able to bounce back".

He also speaks to Kevin Hines, who survived a suicide attempt from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge aged only 19.

It was his first post since he received a worldwide backlash for a video he posted showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan.

If you are having feelings of depression or thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

YouTube ultimately publicly admonished Paul and removed him from its preferred advertising programs.

"Guys, it's time to address the elephant in the room, the title and thumbnail, the reason why you may be watching this video. I'm humbled and thankful to say this is just the beginning", he concluded. "I would just put my hand on my shoulder and I would just say, 'I'm here for you".



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