The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting blocked eight YouTube channels for spreading misinformation related to India’s national security, foreign relations and public order. There were 7 Indian channels and one Pakistani channel.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said, ‘The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting blocks 8 YouTube channels for spreading propaganda related to India’s national security, foreign relations and public order. 7 Indian and 1 Pakistan based YouTube news channels are blocked under IT Rules, 2021. Blocked YouTube channels had over 114 million views; And there are 85 lakh 73 thousand subscribers. Fake anti-India content was being monetized by blocked channels on YouTube.”
These are the 8 blocked youtube channels
These YouTube channels are Loktantra TV, U&V TV, AM Rajvi, Gauravshali Pawan Mithilanchal, Seetop 5th, Sarkar Updates and Sab Kuch Dekho. Pakistan-based YouTube channel named News ki Dunya has been blocked.
Justifying its decision to block these YouTube channels, the government said, “The content published by some of these YouTube channels was intended to spread hatred among religious communities in India. False claims were made in various videos of the blocked YouTube channels.”
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