The YouTube prayer channel started during Covid that’s causing a stir for its content.
It’s part of the movement to “reopen” the world as we know it in order to fight the pandemic. As the global crisis escalates, that includes the closure of borders, the cancellation of public events, and the cancellation of mass gatherings. YouTube is also a massive forum for people sharing their stories and experiences from around the world. One group dedicated to “reopening” their lives took to the platform to pray for their community. The video is now the most-viewed in YouTube history…
The most-viewed video ever on YouTube
It is just shy of the most-watched video ever in YouTube’s history — it has 3.5 million views. And it’s been on the platform since March 14, 2020, which is also the first day of the YouTube’s quarantine policy.
But that’s not all. The video has a powerful message — “If you have anything positive to share about the coronavirus and how it’s impacted the world, it will be seen and shared by billions of people” — and it was viewed more than a third of a million times right after YouTube announced its quarantine policy.
YouTube’s quarantine policy was the subject of much controversy when it was announced. YouTube argued that its decision was necessary because of the public trust:
“We want to make sure that people who visit YouTube have the opportunity to take advantage of the incredible benefits of living in a digital world, including free expression, creativity, and access to information.”
YouTube was one of many online platforms that was quick to follow the lead. In a blog post that appeared just the day after YouTube announced its quarantine policy, Facebook announced their own quarantine policy on March 14 that would also apply to users on other platforms.
While Facebook seems to be taking a more hands-off approach, YouTube has been taking the lead in the social media world over the past few weeks. Facebook has also taken steps to combat misinformation and COVID-19 in recent