(This News Is Originally Posted On Asianet Newsable)
Following the Indian government’s request, around 20 Pakistan-based YouTube channels broadcasting false narratives about India were banned from all the international platforms.
On Monday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), led by Union Minister Anurag Thakur issued two different orders, directing the internet service providers to block 20 news channels/portals on YouTube spreading fake news on the internet.
The 20 banned Pakistan YouTube channels named are: The Punch Line, International Web News, Khalsa TV, The Naked Truth, News24, 48 News, Fictional, Historical Facts, Punjab Viral, Naya Pakistan Global, Cover Story, Go Global eCommerce, Junaid Haleem Official, Tayyab Hanif, Zain Ali Official, Mohsin Rajput Official, Kaneez Fatima, Sadaf Durrani, Mian Imran Ahmad, and Najam Ul Hassan Bajwa.
The I&B Ministry claims these channels and websites belong to a coordinated disinformation network operating from Pakistan and spread fake narratives on sensitive topics related to India. The content uploaded on these channels was divisive in a coordinated manner on topics like Kashmir, Indian Army, minority communities in India, Ram Mandir, General Bipin Rawat, etc, it added.