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Mr Beast gives away more money than ever to US families in need

Published: 28/Mar/2020 13:44 Updated: 28/Mar/2020 18:12

by Daniel Cleary

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YouTube star Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has returned with yet another incredibly charitable act, donating over $1 million worth of food to different food banks for families in need.

Mr Beast has amassed a massive following of over 30 million followers on his YouTube channel for his unusual and highly entertaining challenge videos.

However, the popular content creator is also known for his incredible acts of kindness and in his March 28 upload he set out to help more people than ever before.

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Mr Beast also organized the viral Team Trees movement, raising over $20 million dollars to fight climate change.

For his latest video, Mr Beast revealed that he and his friends would be taking on the enormous task of donating over 1 million meals to different food banks.

He highlighted that many food banks across the US had been receiving fewer donations with the ongoing pandemic, as people have started to stock up on future supplies for themselves.

“Due to recent events, lots of people have started to hoard food and when you hoard food, you donate less, he shared, explaining his decision to take action on the major issue.

The YouTuber hired six semi-trucks and began stocking up on different protein products before dropping off each of the meals, adding, “now more than ever food banks genuinely need our help.”

After making their first stop at a local food bank, Mr Beast revealed that a single pallet on their trucks could hold an impressive amount of food equaling 7,000 meals worth of protein, “these pallets have thousands of servings of protein in them and they’re going to impact a lot of lives.”

Mr Beast later revealed that they would be launching a “good food challenge” alongside Smithfield encouraging people to help those in need and if they reached their goal of a million dollars they would donate another million meals to food banks affected by the pandemic.

This is not the first time he has raised money for a good cause, as the YouTuber was also behind the viral Team Trees movement which raised over $21 million to plant trees and combat climate change.

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PewDiePie finally responds to YouTube “shadowban” glitch

Published: 26/Oct/2020 20:32

by Brent Koepp

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On October 26, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg responded to a glitch that omitted his YouTube channel from searches a few days before. The bug sparked widespread speculation that he had been “shadowbanned” by Google.

The YouTube community was rocked on October 19 when rumors began to spread that the platform’s largest content creator, PewDiePie, had been shadowbanned. However, it was quickly clarified to be a bug and his account was fixed.

The Swede addressed the drama in his first video back since the glitch. While the star believed that people were too quick to jump to conclusions about him being banned, he did have questions for Google as to why his channel was the only one affected.

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The YouTuber reacted to fans joking about the “shadowban” glitch.

PewDiePie responds to YouTube after “shadowban” glitch

Fans of the personality became concerned on October 19 when his channel disappeared from searches on YouTube. His latest video tanked in views as no one could see it without a direct link. Google then released a statement and said it was an error before fixing his channel hours later.

Responding to the incident, Pewds revealed that he didn’t think he was shadowbanned as his account had been having issues for days. “People started noticing my video wasn’t getting any views. And it just went everywhere. There was a bunch of news for it!” he said, before he joked, “Shadow ban! They creep from the shadows and they ban you!”

Despite not being overly concerned, Kjellberg did find it peculiar that it mainly impacted his channel and nobody else’s. “I didn’t think they shadowbanned me, I just assumed it was a glitch. But it begs the question, how does that happen? How did it happen? It didn’t happen to anyone else. I asked around.”

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The popular entertainer later joked about YouTube trying to explain the glitch, after reacting to a fan submission on Reddit. “We shadowbanned our biggest creator! Yeah, yeah it was weird. It was weird, what in the world,” he said.

To add salt to the wound, Pewds celebrated his birthday on October 24, but instead of well wishes from fans, his subreddit was flooded with users concerned that he had been shadowbanned by Google. It should also be stated there is no confirmation that the company even does bans in this manner.

At the time of writing, the star’s account is back to normal, and his uploads are getting millions of views again. If nothing else, the incident shows just how many people love the 31-year-old entertainer. Viewers were quick to rally together for the content creator – further proof that Kjellberg is the king of the platform.