The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday blocked 22 YouTube channels, three Twitter accounts and one Facebook account for spreading disinformation related to India’s national security, foreign relations and public order. Out of 22 YouTube channels, 18 are Indian YouTube news channels and four are Pakistani YouTube news channels which were spreading false information about India.
Government of India removed these 18 Indian news YouTube channels
“Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, in exercise of emergency powers under IT Rules, 2021, has issued orders to ban 22 YouTube based news channels, 3 Twitter accounts, 1 Facebook account and 1 news website on 04.04. – It is said in the statement.
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Talking about Pakistani channels, DuniyaMeryAagy, Ghulam Nabi Madani, Haqeeqat TV (HAQEEQAT TV) and Haqeeqat TV 2.0 are YouTube news channels which have been blocked by the Government of India. Not only this, DuniyaMeryAagy’s website, Twitter account and Facebook account have also been blocked, while the Twitter accounts of Ghulam NabiMadni and HAQEEQAT TV have been blocked.
The ministry said that the total number of viewers of these blocked channels is around 260 crore. Channels spread fake news and spread misinformation on social media on sensitive topics like Jammu and Kashmir, Ukraine and Indian Army, due to which they were blocked.
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Even before this, the ministry had removed many such fake news spreading YouTube channels and since December 2021, 78 channels and many social media accounts have been blocked on grounds related to national security and continues to monitor it further. .