YouTube’s top trending video of 2020 is a powerful Dave Chappelle Netflix special

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YouTube has released its annual top trending videos list of 2020, and the list reflects a year dominated by shifts in behavior brought on by the pandemic, civil unrest, and a heated political environment leading up to the US election.

The top trending video of 2020 was Dave Chappelle’s 8:46, a 27-minute stand-up special that was filmed at a socially distanced event in Ohio where the comedian lives. Netflix dropped the surprise special on June 12th, amid ongoing protests dedicated to fighting racism and police brutality around the world in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The special was praised by critics and other public figures for its honesty about America’s ongoing issues with racism. The title of the special, 8:46, references the...

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