Indian Government Ban 8 YouTube Channels, 1 Facebook Account Blocked For Publishing “Fake Anti-India Communal” Content

Indian Government Ban 8 YouTube Channels, 1 Facebook Account Blocked For Publishing Fake Anti-India Communal Content

Since December of last year, 102 YouTube channels have been blocked by the Indian government due to “false, anti-India content,” including seven Indian and one run from Pakistan. According to a release from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting today, this most recent action also involved the blocking of a Facebook account utilizing emergency powers under IT Rules 2021.

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Eight YouTube channels with close to 86 lakh members and more than 114 crore views, according to the ministry, “promote animosity among religious communities in India through bogus claims.”

The announcement said, “Examples include fake news, such as the Government of India ordering the destruction of religious structures, the banning of the observance of religious festivals, and the declaration of religious war in India.

To deceive the viewers, they utilized “false and sensational thumbnails, photographs of news anchors, and logos of certain TV news programs.” The ministry shared several photographs of the thumbnails or covers of the movies, stating that they covered a variety of topics, including the military and Jammu and Kashmir.

Sab Kuch Dekho has the highest subscribers (19.4 lakh) and views (almost 33 crores) out of the restricted Indian channels. The others are U&V TV, AM Razvi, Gouravshali Pawan Mithilanchal, SeeTop5TH, and Sarkari Update. Loktantra TV has also had its Facebook account suspended. “News ki Dunya,” a Pakistan-based station, has roughly 1 lakh members.

The government is “dedicated to guaranteeing an authentic, trustworthy, and safe online news media environment” with the steps it has taken.

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