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There were 22 YouTube channels associated with the Qari Block, 4 Pakistan, of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has blocked 22 YouTube channels for spreading propaganda related to India’s national security, foreign policy and public order. For the first time, 18 Indian YouTube news channels were blocked under the IT Rules, 2021. Four YouTube news channels based in Pakistan have also been shut down. YouTube channels used TV news channel logos and false thumbnails to mislead viewers. Apart from this, three Twitter accounts, one Facebook account and one news website have also been blocked. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry said in a statement that 18 Indian YouTube news channels have been blocked under the new IT Rules 2021. Four YouTube news channels in Pakistan have also been shut down. He is accused of promoting national security, relations with foreign countries and public order under which the action was taken.

A government statement said that fake news is being spread about the Indian Army, Jammu and Kashmir and many other issues. The matter has been taken into consideration. Action on such anti-India content on YouTube and other social media accounts will continue as before. It also includes a well-planned operation by Pakistan.

According to the IB Ministry, a lot of misinformation was being spread through some YouTube channels based in India regarding the current situation in Ukraine. This threatened to affect India’s relations with other countries. Hence this action has been taken. Notably, under the new IT rules, the government has been given the privilege to take action against spreading misinformation on social media. News channels have also been asked to make all arrangements like Grievance Redressal Officer to deal with complaints related to such propaganda. A special monitoring mechanism has also been set up to check the spread of fake news.

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