Logan Paul’s upcoming flat Earth doc demonstrates YouTube’s double standard on conspiracy theories

As YouTube tries to crack down on conspiracy theories, some of its biggest creators are using them to bring in views and ad revenue.

Logan Paul released a trailer today for a documentary-style video that goes inside a flat Earther convention, which ends with Paul stating, “I think I’m coming out of the flat Earth closet.” The video arrives just over a month after Shane Dawson, another of YouTube’s largest creators, released a two-part, three-plus hour series exploring a number of different conspiracies, such as that the California wildfires were intentionally set.

Both creators’ conspiracy videos brought in huge numbers of viewers. In just one day, the trailer for Paul’s conspiracy video has brought in close to 1 million views. Dawson’s…

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