According to information and broadcasting ministry sources, these channels were broadcasting wrong news and information.
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In a major move, the central government has banned 6 YouTube channels. This action has been taken for showing fake news. According to information and broadcasting ministry sources, these channels were broadcasting wrong news and information.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has cracked down on spreading fake news on YouTube channels Broken channels are part of the fake news economy. TV channels using fake, click bait and sensational thumbnails and images of television news anchors to mislead channels: PIB pic.twitter.com/EcE4RoBZ9e
— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2023
Last month, the government announced plans to shut down YouTube channels promoting fake news. At that time, the government asked YouTube to ban three channels for making false and sensational claims and spreading fake news about various welfare initiatives. At that time, PIB’s fact check unit declared three channels as spreading fake news. According to an official source, at that time the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ordered YouTube to remove three channels Ajatak Live, news headlines and government updates. The government clarified that Aaj Tak is not associated with the Live India Today group.
YouTube channels were serving fake news
A YouTube channel news headlined a video claiming that the election will be conducted through ballot papers as per the instructions of the Chief Justice. Which is completely baseless. This channel’s video claims that there will be re-election in 131 constituencies of UP. However, no such case has come before the Supreme Court. This is also completely wrong information. Apart from this, a YouTube channel video claims that the Chief Justice has taken strict action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and declared him guilty.