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Government’s big action: Ban on 20 YouTube channels, spreading anti-India fake news

Tech Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Pradeep Pandey
Updated Tue, 21 Dec 2021 07:32 PM IST

Summary

Apart from 20 YouTube channels, two websites have also been banned. According to the report, all these 20 YouTube channels were operated from Pakistan and two websites were also being operated from Pakistan.

Screw the fake YouTube channels of Pakistan
– Photo : ANI

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In a major action, Google-owned video streaming platform YouTube has banned 20 YouTube channels and two websites for spreading anti-India propaganda. YouTube has taken this action after an order from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

Fake news was spreading against India
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said that we have taken action against websites spreading anti-India propaganda and fake news. The YouTube channel and website belong to a propaganda network run from Pakistan and are spreading fake news about various sensitive topics related to India.

For your information, let us tell you that this is the first major action under the IT Act 2021. Apart from 20 YouTube channels, two websites have also been banned. According to the report, all these 20 YouTube channels were operated from Pakistan and two websites were also being operated from Pakistan.

According to officials of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Department of Telecom, these channels and websites were being spread anti-India propaganda with the help of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence. Officials said that there was also one in these channels by the name of ‘Naya Pakistan’ which had about two million subscribers. These channels were running fake news against agricultural laws and from Ayodhya to Kashmir.

use of special power
According to the new IT Act, for the first time special power has been used in emergency and these channels have been banned. Of the banned channels, 15 are owned by the ‘Naya Pakistan’ group. Some of the videos published on these channels were about Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Taliban fighters moving towards Kashmir. The views of these videos are more than 30 lakhs.

Scope

In a major action, Google-owned video streaming platform YouTube has banned 20 YouTube channels and two websites for spreading anti-India propaganda. YouTube has taken this action after an order from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

Fake news was spreading against India

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said that we have taken action against websites spreading anti-India propaganda and fake news. The YouTube channel and website belong to a propaganda network run from Pakistan and are spreading fake news about various sensitive topics related to India.

For your information, let us tell you that this is the first major action under the IT Act 2021. Apart from 20 YouTube channels, two websites have also been banned. According to the report, all these 20 YouTube channels were operated from Pakistan and two websites were also being operated from Pakistan.

According to officials of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Department of Telecom, these channels and websites were being spread anti-India propaganda with the help of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence. Officials said that there was also one in these channels by the name of ‘Naya Pakistan’ which had about two million subscribers. These channels were running fake news against agricultural laws and from Ayodhya to Kashmir.

use of special power

According to the new IT Act, for the first time special power has been used in emergency and these channels have been banned. Of the banned channels, 15 are owned by the ‘Naya Pakistan’ group. Some of the videos published on these channels were about Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Taliban fighters moving towards Kashmir. The views of these videos are more than 30 lakhs.

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