20 YouTube channels last month Central government Having been disabled, it has again disabled 35 YouTube channels today.
On December 21st Central government A total of 20 YouTube channels and two websites were disabled. These sites were disabled for allegedly acting against Indian sovereignty. The allegations stem from allegations that the sites were being co-ordinated and operated by Pakistan and were spreading misinformation about key issues in the country, such as Kashmir, the peasant struggle and the Ram Temple. Central government Took action to disable everything.
As a result, 35 YouTube channels were shut down again today, according to the Federal Bureau of Information and Broadcasting.
All these 35 channels were operating from Pakistan. These have been disabled on the basis of intelligence information that they have acted against Indian sovereignty. With 35 YouTube channels, 2 Twitter accounts, 2 Instagram accounts, 2 websites and one Facebook account have been disabled.
Operating from Pakistan, these channels have over 1 crore 20 lakh subscribers and over 130 crore viewers. Notably, some of these YouTube channels are run by Pakistani television newsreaders and editors.
The Federal Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has separately issued 5 orders for this shutdown under Rule 16 of the Information Technology (Intermediate Guidelines and Digital Media Regulations) Act, 2021.
Speaking on the occasion, Vikram Sahe, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, said, “We have provided instructions to block channels operating from Pakistan based on information provided by intelligence. The common factor in all these accounts is that they operate from Pakistan and spread fake news against India.”
Earlier in the day, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur had warned that “action is being taken against YouTube sites and websites that act against the country’s interests. There are currently 35 YouTube pages disabled following this warning.