I&B Ministry Orders Blocking Of 20 YouTube Channels, 2 Websites Running ‘anti-India’ content

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New Delhi: The data and broadcasting ministry on Tuesday stated in a “intently coordinated” effort with intelligence businesses, it has ordered the blocking of 20 YouTube channels and two web sites as they had been spreading anti-India propaganda and faux information. On Monday, the ministry issued two orders, one directing YouTube to dam the 20 channels and the opposite, for blocking of the information web sites. “The channels and the web sites belong to a coordinated disinformation community working from Pakistan and spreading faux information about numerous delicate topics associated to India,” the data and broadcasting ministry stated in a press release on Tuesday. The channels had been used to submit “divisive content material in a coordinated method on matters like Kashmir, Indian military, minority communities in India, Ram Mandir, Normal Bipin Rawat and so forth”, it stated. In a video message, Data and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur stated “robust motion” has been taken towards 20 YouTube channels and two web sites as they had been creating an environment of “worry and confusion” in India by working faux information and anti-India contents in violation of Indian legal guidelines. “Motion has been taken towards them below the IT guidelines in order that the agenda that Pakistan carries out towards India (is blunted)… Strict motion has been taken towards them in order that such forces don't work towards India,” he stated. The minister additionally tweeted, “Now we have taken strict motion towards cross-border actions aimed to unfold unrest in India by means of spreading faux information and propaganda.”

The ministry in its assertion stated the modus operandi of the anti-India disinformation marketing campaign concerned the Naya Pakistan Group (NPG),

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