Government blocked 94 YouTube channels, 19 social media accounts in 2021-22: Anurag Thakur

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Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said on Thursday that the ministry has taken strict action against YouTube channels working against the interest of the country in 2021-22.

Responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Thakur said the ministry has taken action against and blocked 94 YouTube channels, 19 social media accounts and 747 URLs.

“This action has been taken under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act,” he said.

The minister said that the government took strict action against the agencies working against the sovereignty of the country by spreading fake news and propaganda on the internet.

Referring to Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Thakur said it is necessary to know the difference between a ‘fact-checker’ and a person trying to create tension in the society. . Behind fact check.

“If anyone complains against him, action will be taken as per law,” he said.

-IANS

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