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Government directs YouTube to block 3 channels spreading fake news

The central government has asked video streaming platform YouTube to block three channels spreading fake news and making false claims. These three channels were told by the Fact Check Unit of Press Information Bureau (PIB) to spread fake news related to government institutions.

An official source said on Wednesday, “The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has asked YouTube to remove three channels Aaj Tak Live, News Headlines and Sarkari Updates.” Along with this it is clarified that Aaj Tak Live is not associated with India Today Group. These channels were using thumbnails of TV news channels and images of their anchors to mislead people and spread fake news.

PIB’s fact check handle Tweet Kar said, “A YouTube channel ‘News Headlines’ is spreading fake news against the Prime Minister, the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice of the country and the Election Commission.” This YouTube channel has been accused of spreading fake news about “conducting elections through ballot papers after the order of the Chief Justice of the country” and re-elections to 131 seats in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Earlier it also claimed that Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has resigned from BJP and has joined Congress.

recently youtube Had told that he has removed about 56 lakh videos for violating the platform’s community guidelines. The fact checking team of PIB gives information to the media on behalf of the central government. It identifies fake news on social media and its associated channels and warns people against it. YouTube has removed over 1.7 million videos in India during the July-September quarter for violating the company’s community guidelines. Apart from this, more than 73.7 crore comments related to the violation of the guidelines have been removed. YouTube’s data shows that about 99 percent of comments were removed after warnings from the platform’s automated systems, and the rest after users raised objections.

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