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Indian Govt BLOCKS many YouTube news channels, 4 Pakistan-based channels included

Indian Govt blocks 22 YouTube channels below the IT Rules, 2021. The record entails 4 Pakistan-based news channels.

Indian Government blocks 22 YouTube channels as a part of the most recent drive to eradicate pretend news. Out of those 22, there are 18 channels which might be fully based mostly out of India, whereas the remainder of the 4 are based mostly out of Pakistan. The transfer was undertaken below the emergency powers of the IT Rules, 2021. The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has additionally launched the record of all of the YouTube based mostly news channels which might be concerned within the ban.

“Multiple YouTube channels were used to post fake news on various subjects such as the Indian Armed Forces, Jammu and Kashmir, etc. The content ordered to be blocked also included certain anti-India content posted from multiple social media accounts operated in a coordinated manner from Pakistan,” the federal government mentioned in an announcement.

India blocks 22 new YouTube channels

““The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, utilizing the emergency powers under the IT Rules, 2021, has issued orders on 04.04.2022 for blocking of twenty-two (22) YouTube based news channels, three (3) Twitter accounts, one (1) Facebook account, and one (1) news website,” said the statement.

The list of blocked Indian channels include ARP News, AOP News, LDC News, SarkariBabu, SS ZONE Hindi, Smart News, News23Hindi, Online Khabar, DP news, PKB News, KisanTak, Borana News, Sarkari News Update, Bharat Mausam, RJ ZONE 6, Exam Report, Digi Gurukul and Dinbhar ki khabrein.

The list of blocked Pakistan-based channels include DuniyaMeryAagy, Ghulam NabiMadni, HAQEEQAT TV and HAQEEQAT TV 2.0. Additionally, the directive also orders the Twitter and Facebook handles of the DuniyaMeryAagy. The Twitter account of Ghulam NabiMadni and HAQEEQAT TV are also blocked.

“Multiple YouTube channels had been used to submit pretend news on numerous topics such because the Indian Armed Forces, Jammu and Kashmir, and so forth. The content material ordered to be blocked additionally included sure anti-India content material posted from a number of social media accounts operated in a coordinated method from Pakistan. It was noticed {that a} vital quantity of false content material printed by these Indian YouTube based mostly channels associated to the continued scenario in Ukraine, and aimed toward jeopardising India’s overseas relations with different international locations,” mentioned the ministry.

It is claimed that these blocked channels have a complete viewership of 260 crores and had been concerned in dissemination of faux news in addition to coordinated disinformation on social media on numerous burning matters, which included Ukraine War, Jammu and Kashmir, and extra.

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