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I&B Ministry blocks 22 YouTube channels for spreading misinformation

New Delhi: Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on April 05 informed that 22 YouTube channels, that indulged in spreading fake news about the COVID and Russia-Ukraine crisis have been blocked. “Central Government blocked 22 YouTube channels, 18 were operating from India while 4 were from Pakistan. We have blocked such channels earlier too; the total number of blocked channels stands at 78. These channels were involved in spreading misinformation impacting India’s sovereignty, national security, and relations with other countries. They were spreading fake news about the COVID pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine crisis. We won't shy away from taking such action in the future,” he said.

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