Eight YouTube channels blocked for spreading disinformation against India

Eight YouTube channels blocked for spreading disinformation towards India

New Delhi, 18 August: The federal government on Thursday ordered blocking of eight YouTube channels, together with one working from Pakistan, for allegedly spreading disinformation associated to India’s nationwide safety, overseas relations and public order.

The blocked YouTube channels had over 114 crore views; and 85.73 lakh subscribers and the content material was being monetised, an official assertion mentioned.

The channels that had been blocked underneath the Info Expertise Guidelines-2021 embrace seven Indian information channels.

The blocked YouTube channels made false claims reminiscent of demolition of spiritual buildings by the Authorities of India, ban on celebration of spiritual festivals, declaration of spiritual battle in India, an official assertion mentioned.

“Such content material was discovered to have the potential to create communal disharmony and disturb public order within the nation,” it mentioned.

It mentioned the YouTube channels had been additionally used to publish faux information on varied topics such because the Indian Armed Forces and Jammu and Kashmir.

“The content material was noticed to be utterly false and delicate from the angle of nationwide safety and India’s pleasant relations with overseas States,” the assertion mentioned.

 

 

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