Apart from 20 YouTube channels, two websites have also been banned. According to the report, all these 20 YouTube channels were operated from Pakistan and two websites were also being operated from Pakistan.
In a major action, Google-owned video streaming platform YouTube has banned 20 YouTube channels spreading anti-India propaganda. YouTube has taken this action after an order from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, although there is no official confirmation from the government about this action yet.
For your information, let us tell you that this is the first major action under the IT Act 2021. Apart from 20 YouTube channels, two websites have also been banned. According to the report, all these 20 YouTube channels were operated from Pakistan and two websites were also being operated from Pakistan.
According to officials of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Department of Telecom, these channels and websites were being spread anti-India propaganda with the help of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence.
Officials said that there was also one in these channels by the name of ‘Naya Pakistan’ which had about two million subscribers. These channels were running fake news against agricultural laws and from Ayodhya to Kashmir.
Use of Special Power
According to the new IT Act, for the first time in an emergency, special power has been used and these channels have been banned. Of the banned channels, 15 are owned by the ‘Naya Pakistan’ group. Some of the videos published on these channels were about Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Taliban fighters moving towards Kashmir. The views of these videos are more than 30 lakhs.