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In a first, I&B Ministry orders blocking of 18 Indian Youtube-based news channels

The Ministry observed that a significant amount of false content published by these Indian YouTube-based channels related to the ongoing situation in Ukraine, and aimed at jeopardising India’s foreign relations with other countries

For the first time, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has issued orders for blocking 18 Indian Youtube-based news channels, since the notification of the IT Rules, 2021 in February last year. 

In a statement, the I&B Ministry said, “It was observed that a significant amount of false content published by these Indian YouTube-based channels related to the ongoing situation in Ukraine, and aimed at jeopardising India’s foreign relations with other countries.”

The Ministry also issued orders for blocking four other Pakistan-based Youtube channels, three Twitter accounts, one Facebook account, and one news website. 

The Ministry said the blocked YouTube channels had a cumulative viewership of over 260 crore and were used to spread fake news and coordinated disinformation over social media on subjects sensitive from the perspective of national security, India’s foreign relations, and public order.

The statement further read, “Multiple YouTube channels were used to post fake news on various subjects such as the Indian Armed Forces, Jammu and Kashmir, etc. The content ordered to be blocked also included certain anti-India content posted from multiple social media accounts operated in a coordinated manner from Pakistan.”

The blocked Indian YouTube channels were using templates and logos of certain TV news channels, including images of their news anchors to mislead the viewers to believe that the news was authentic. False thumbnails were used, and the title and thumbnail of the videos were frequently altered to increase the virality of content on social media. In certain cases, it was also observed that systematic anti-India fake news was originating from Pakistan.

With this action, since December 2021, the Ministry has issued directions for blocking 78 YouTube-based news channels and several other social media accounts on grounds related to national security, sovereignty and integrity of India, public order, etc.

Details of social media accounts and website blocked YouTube channels

Sl. No

YouTube Channel Name

Media Statistics

Indian YouTube channels

1.

 ARP News

Subscribers: 

Total Views: 4,40,68,652

2.

AOP News

Subscribers: NA

Total Views: 74,04,673

3.

LDC News

Subscribers:  4,72,000

Total Views:6,46,96,730

4.

SarkariBabu

Subscribers:  2,44,000

Total Views: 4,40,14,435

5.

SS ZONE Hindi

Subscribers:  N.A

Total Views:5,28,17,274

6.

Smart News

Subscribers: NA

Total Views: 13,07,34,161

7.

News23Hindi

Subscribers: NA

Total Views: 18,72,35,234

8.

Online Khabar

Subscribers: NA

Total Views: 4,16,00,442

9.

DP news

 

Subscribers: NA

Total Views: 11,99,224

10.

PKB News

 

Subscribers: NA

Total Views: 2,97,71,721

11.

KisanTak

Subscribers:  NA

Total Views: 36,54,327

12.

Borana News

Subscribers: NA

Total Views: 2,46,53,931

13.

Sarkari News Update

Subscribers: NA 

Total Views: 2,05,05,161

14.

Bharat Mausam

Subscribers: 2,95,000

Total Views: 7,04,14,480

15.

RJ ZONE 6

Subscribers:  NA

Total Views: 12,44,07,625

16.

Exam Report

Subscribers: NA

Total Views: 3,43,72,553

17.

Digi Gurukul

Subscribers:  NA

Total Views: 10,95,22,595

18.

दिनभरकीखबरें

Subscribers: NA

Total Views: 23,69,305

Pakistan based YouTube channels

19.

DuniyaMeryAagy

Subscribers: 4,28,000

Total Views: 11,29,96,047

20.

Ghulam NabiMadni

Total Views:  37,90,109

21.

HAQEEQAT TV

Subscribers: 40,90,000

Total Views: 1,46,84,10,797

22.

HAQEEQAT TV 2.0

Subscribers: 3,03,000

Total Views: 37,542,059

 

 

 

 

Website

Sl .No

Website

  1.  

Dunya Mere Aagy

Twitter accounts (All Pakistan based)

Sl .No

Twitter Account

No. of followers

  1.  

Ghulam NabiMadni

5,553

  1.  

DunyaMeryAagy

4,063

  1.  

Haqeeqat TV

323,800

Facebook account

Sl .No

Facebook Account

No. of followers

  1.  

DunyaMeryAagy

2,416

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