What Nash Grier Thinks About Tighter YouTube Regulations

January 18, 2018

YouTube may be under fire for some of the content on its site, but social media star Nash Grier thinks the platform has the opportunity to “make the world a better place.”

“Of all the platforms, and of everything I kind of try to do or accomplish on social media, there’s nothing more important than actually trying to make a physical change,” he said, adding that he’s currently focused on a project to help bring clean water to Swaziland.

His comments follow YouTube’s decision this week to tighten regulations around its “Partner Program.” The platform, which is home to over 1 billion users, now requires that content creators have 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and requires a minimum of 1,000 subscribers.

The move by the Alphabet-owned company was in response to backlash over YouTube influencer Logan Paul posting a video that appeared to show a suicide victim in Japan.

Grier, who rose to fame via the short-form platform Vine, says he isn’t familiar with the “politics” behind decisions like that. The 20-year-old has managed to amass over 24 million followers across social media sites.

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