The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has blocked 22 YouTube channels along with three Twitter accounts, one Facebook account and one news website for spreading fake news and coordinated propaganda on social media in matters related to national security.
A PIB release by the ministry said that 22 YouTube channels had garnered a total of 260 million viewers and this is the first time that Indian YouTube channels have been blocked as a part of the new IT regulations, 2021. This is also stated in the release. Of the 22 YouTube channels that have been blocked, 18 are India-based YouTube channels, while four are Pakistan-based YouTube channels.
Explaining the reason behind blocking these YouTube channels, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said that these YouTube channels were being used to post fake news on various topics like Indian Armed Forces and Jammu and Kashmir. e.t.c. The blocked YouTube channels were also ‘posting anti-India content from multiple social media accounts operated in a coordinated manner from Pakistan’.
“It has been observed that a large amount of false content relating to the prevailing situation in Ukraine has been published by these Indian YouTube based channels, with the aim of endangering India’s foreign relations with other countries,” the ministry said in the release. Is.”
Further, the ministry said that the blocked Indian YouTube channels were using templates and logos of some TV news channels to mislead viewers into believing that the news was authentic. “In some cases, it was also observed that systematic anti-India fake news was coming from Pakistan,” the ministry said.
Including its recent move, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued directions to block 78 YouTube channels and several other social media accounts with effect from December 2021 on grounds related to national security, sovereignty and integrity of India and public order.
Here is a list of all banned India-based YouTube channels:
— ARP News (Total Views: 4,40,68,652)
— AOP News (Total Views: 74,04,673)
- LDC News (Total Views: 6,46,96,730)
— SarkariBabu (Total Views: 4,40,14,435)
— SS Zone Hindi (Total Views:5,28,17,274)
- Smart News (Total Views: 13,07,34,161)
— News23Hindi (Total Views: 18,72,35,234)
— Online News (Total Views: 4,16,00,442)
- DP News (Total Views: 11,99,224)
PKB News (Total Views: 2,97,71,721)
— Till Farmer (Total Views: 36,54,327)
— Borana News (Total Views: 2,46,53,931)
— Sarkari News Update (Total Views: 2,05,05,161)
— India Weather (Total Views: 7,04,14,480)
— RJ Zone 6 (Total Views: 12,44,07,625)
- Exam Report (Total Views: 3,43,72,553)
— Digi Gurukul (Total Views: 10,95,22,595)
— Dinbharkhabaren (Total Views: 23,69,305)
Here is a list of all banned Pakistan-based YouTube channels:
— the world is ahead of me (Total Views: 11,29,96,047)
— Ghulam Nabimdani (Total Views: 37,90,109)
- Reality TV (Total Views: 1,46,84,10,797)
Reality TV 2.0 (Total Views: 37,542,059)
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