Two weeks ago, YouTube decided to temporarily suspend ads on Logan Paul's channel, claiming it exhibited a "behavior pattern" that could be detrimental to advertisers and other creators. As of yesterday, YouTube restored the ads on Paul's channel, reports Polygon, but the service puts it on trial for 90 days.
During the trial period, Paul will be able to monetize his videos, but they will not appear in the YouTube trends section, and non-subscribers will not receive notifications when uploading new videos, according to Polygon.
Paul's YouTube channel has been under scrutiny since he filmed a suicide victim in Japan's Aokigahara forest in late 2017. YouTube responded about a week later by removing Paul from his preferred Google ad show and Archive your YouTube Red projects. Paul is not yet eligible for the most lucrative Google Preferred ad program, according to Polygon.
Despite the huge criticism leveled at Paul, the consequences YouTube imposed on him have always felt temporary. Earlier this month, at the Code Media conference, YouTube executive director Susan Wojcicki said she did not think Paul deserved to be kicked out of the platform because he had "done nothing that could cause those three attacks."
Paul says he has learned from his experiences in recent months, but his return to YouTube has felt like a return to his old ways.