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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