I&B Ministry blocks 16 YouTube news channels

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has shut down 16 YouTube news channels for spreading propaganda related to the country's national security, foreign relations and public order.

  • Ten Indian and six Pakistan-based YouTube channels have been shut down under the Information Technology Rules, 2021.

  • These channels were broadcasting false, unverified information to create panic, incite communal disharmony and disturb public order in the country, the ministry said.

  • The total viewership of these YouTube channels is more than 68 crores.

The Indian YouTube channels which have been blocked-

  1. Saini Education Research, 

  2. Hindi Mein Dekho, 

  3. Aaj Te News, SBB News, 

  4. Defence News 24x7, and

  5. Tahaffuz-E-Deen India

Pakistan- based YouTube channels that have been blocked-

  1.  Aaj Tak Pakistan, 

  2. Discover Point, 

  3. Reality Checks, 

  4. Kaiser Khan, 

  5. The Voice of Asia, and 

  6. Bol Media Bol.

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