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22 YouTube Channels Blocked In India For Spreading Disinformation

by Times One Odia
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he Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, utilizing the emergency powers under the IT Rules, 2021, today issued orders for blocking of twenty two YouTube based news channels, three Twitter accounts, one Facebook account and one news website.

The blocked YouTube channels had a cumulative viewership of over 260 crore, and were used to spread fake news, and coordinated disinformation over social media on subjects sensitive from the perspective of national security, India’s foreign relations, and public order.

This is the first time action was taken on the Indian YouTube based news publishers since the notification of the IT Rules, 2021 in February last year. Through the recent blocking order, eighteen Indian and four Pakistan based YouTube news channels have been blocked.

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