New Delhi, 05th April: Taking a big action, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has blocked 22 YouTube channels. With this, 3 Twitter, 1 Facebook and 1 news website have also been closed. The I&B ministry has blocked 22 YouTube channels, including 4 YouTube news channels from Pakistan, for spreading propaganda related to national security, foreign relations and public order. Along with this, action has also been taken on 3 Twitter accounts, 1 Facebook account and 1 news website.
Government of India has taken strict action against YouTube channels serving fake content. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday blocked 18 Indian YouTube news channels for the first time under the IT Rules, 2021. Along with this, action has also been taken on YouTube channel of 4 Pakistan. These YouTube channels used logos and fake thumbnails of TV news channels to mislead the viewers.
I&B Ministry blocks 22 YouTube channels including 4 Pakistan-based YouTube news channels for spreading disinformation related to India’s national security, foreign relations, and public order.
3 Twitter accounts, 1 Facebook account & 1 news website also blocked pic.twitter.com/JtPC13MNHj
— ANI (@ANI) April 5, 2022
According to the information, Indian YouTube channels include names like Online Khabar, DP News, Kisan Tak, ARP News, Sarkari Babu, India Weather, Daylong News, DG Gurukul, while Pakistan’s Duniya Mere Ahead, Ghulam Nabi Madani, Haqeeqat TV, The government has given a block to the channels named Haqeeqat TV 2.0.
Action of IB Ministry, blocked these accounts including 22 Youtube Channels. oneindia hindi
Let us tell you that earlier in January, the Modi government had blocked 35 YouTube channels while conducting a digital strike. Significantly, on January 20, the ministry had ordered the blocking of 35 YouTube channels, 2 Twitter accounts, 2 Instagram accounts, 2 websites and one Facebook account based on intelligence inputs. All these accounts were operated from Pakistan and spread false and anti-India news.