The YouTube prayer channel started during Covid that’s causing a stir with religious groups.
YouTube, which said the “prayers” it is allowing to be posted for April 19 may have a negative impact on the pandemic, said it would remove them or take other measures to protect its creators.
“The channel and its creators are important elements of the YouTube community who bring millions of people together each week to share their creativity and connect with each other on a unique platform,” the company said.
“We have been informed that the channel is violating our community guidelines regarding content that causes harm or is hateful or discriminatory towards any community or individual.”
Covid-19 has caused a global crisis that has affected the lives of more than 180 countries.
It has been one of the most divisive topics during the coronavirus crisis.
While there have been many reports of people leaving Christian churches to go to mosques or other places of worship, on-demand religious videos have helped to bring hundreds of thousands back to church.
The Christian Channel, a YouTube channel that broadcasts live prayers, began on April 2.
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For the last two weeks, it has posted videos of Christian pastors leading a congregation in prayer.
The channel’s creator, Daniel Koechly, told The Associated Press that he was inspired by an article in the New York Times titled “How to Use YouTube to Connect the Masses during the Coronavirus Pandemic”.
The article, which ran on April 2, discussed “the power of YouTube to bring the masses together”.
It cited a study on how religious videos on YouTube help to alleviate stress among parents who are away from their children.
The study noted that “YouTube is the top most-used social media channel for children aged two to six”.
Its survey included 1,000 children whose parents are away from home.
Of those 612 children, the survey said, “The vast majority of them reported that