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Government Blocked 94 YouTube Channels, 19 Social Media Accounts in 2021-22 for Spreading Fake News

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Data and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Thursday said that the public authority obstructed 94 YouTube channels, 19 web-based entertainment accounts and 747 uniform asset finders (URLs) during 2021-22 for getting out counterfeit word.

Answering an inquiry in Rajya Sabha, Minister Thakur said that these moves have been made under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000.

The priest said that the public authority has emphatically acted against organizations neutralizing the power of the nation by getting out counterfeit word and spreading promulgation on the web

Thakur expressed that to check the spread of COVID-19 related counterfeit news, a devoted cell of the reality actually looking at unit of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) was made on March 31, 2020, to which individuals can allude data connected with COVID for confirmation.

The unit has answered 34,125 noteworthy questions, including inquiries connected with COVID-19, Thakur said, adding that the PIB has likewise busted phony news and 875 posts thereof on its virtual entertainment stages.

The cases from the I&B Minister come as India is intending to propose new IT rules. India intends to frame an administration board to hear requests against content balance choices could need freedom. The proposed arrangement change is the most recent flashpoint among India and innovation goliaths which have for a really long time said stricter guidelines are harming their business and growth strategies. It likewise comes as India conflicts with Twitter in a high-profile spat, which as of late saw the virtual entertainment firm sue the public authority in a neighborhood court to deny some satisfied evacuation orders.

The June proposition orders web-based entertainment organizations should conform to a recently framed government board which will settle on client protests against content balance choices. The public authority has not indicated who might be on the board.

In any case, the new Indian proposition was open for public conference until early July and no decent date for execution has been set.


Vishal kanojiya is a journalist with more than two years of experience in digital journalism. he specializes in business and technology beats. Currently, he is an Author & Cheif Editor of Techbatti

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