16 YouTube channels, including six operating From Pakistan, the center today banned a Facebook account for misinformation on Related topics national security and public Request, in The latest Such a federal campaign. This comes in three weeks of The government ban 18 youtube channels over national Safety.
The governmentwhich invoked “emergency powers” under India’s IT laws, said the channels were not “furnished”. information for the Ministry required under rule 18 of Information Technology Rules, 2021″.
banned social media including six YouTube based in Pakistan and 10 in India news channels with cumulative viewership of over 68 crores, it was spreading”falsenot verified information To stir up panic and incite dissonance and communal turmoil public Request in India,” the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said in Statement.
It has been observed that these channels were used to spread fake images news over social media on Related matters national Security, External Relations of India, Community Harmony in country and public Request. Nobody of The digital news Publishers furnished it information to the ministry required under rule 18 of Information Technology Rules, 2021″.
“Some of India-based channels have indicated a community As terrorists, and incited hatred among members of various religious communities. Like content It was found It has the ability to create disharmony and societal upheaval public order,” read the statement.
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accounts were also It was noted that he is posting “Unverified” news And videos that are likely to cause panic among various Sections of the society”.
Examples include false Related Claims announcement of Pan-India lockdown due to COVID-19, threatening migrant workers, alleging threats to certain religious communities, etc.” added.
According to the ministry, YouTube channels are based in Pakistan posted forged news On the Indian Army, Jammu and Kashmir and India’s External Relations in light of the situation in Ukraine, among other countries. The content was ‘completely falsesensitive from the perspective of national Security, Sovereignty and Safety of India and friendly relations with India with foreign countries “.
On Saturday, the ministry advised private news channels against industry false claims and using Explicit headlines while reporting on Delhi violence and war in Ukraine. India was seeking tougher work from tech giantsincluding Google and Facebook, over forged news on their platforms.
(with input from agencies)