Central government blocks 22 youtube channels for spreading misinformation

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur warned of stern action against online channels found spreading misinformation and fake news as India blocked YouTube channels, Twitter accounts and Facebook accounts indulging in such acts.

“Central government blocked 22 youtube channels, 18 were operating from India while 4 were from Pakistan. We’ve blocked such channels earlier too, the total number of blocked channels stands at 78,” said  Thakur.

He added that the government won’t shy away from taking such action in the future also.

“These channels were involved in spreading misinformation impacting India’s sovereignty, national security, and relations with other countries. They were spreading fake news about the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine crisis. We won’t shy away from taking such action in the future,” he said.