Days after 20 YouTube channels and two web sites had been blocked for spreading anti-India propaganda and faux information, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday warned that the federal government will proceed to take such motion in opposition to these “hatching conspiracy” in opposition to the nation.
“I had ordered for action against them.… I am happy that many big countries across the world took cognisance of it. YouTube also came forward and took action to block them,” Thakur advised reporters right here whereas replying to queries on the difficulty.
In a “closely coordinated” effort with intelligence companies, the I&B ministry had in December final yr ordered the blocking of 20 YouTube channels and two web sites as they had been spreading anti-India propaganda and faux information.
“And in future also, action will be taken to block any such account hatching conspiracy against India, spreading lies and dividing the society,” the minister asserted.
In an announcement in December, the ministry had stated that these 20 YouTube channels and the web sites belonged to “a coordinated disinformation network” working from Pakistan and spreading pretend information about numerous delicate topics associated to India. The channels had been used to submit “divisive content in a coordinated manner on topics like Kashmir, Indian army, minority communities in India, Ram Mandir, General Bipin Rawat, etc”, it had stated.