The government has blocked more than 30,000 websites, social media posts and accounts since 2009. This information was given by Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur in a written reply to the Parliament. Let us tell you that recently, Union Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar informed the Parliament that the government has so far blocked 348 apps for allegedly collecting users’ data and transmitting it unauthorizedly to servers outside the country. Have given.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur informed Parliament that the government has blocked 30,417 websites, URs, webpages and social media posts along with social media accounts from 2009 to October 2022. This action has been taken under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
104 youtube channel banned
Giving information, Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur said that about 104 YouTube channels have been closed in the country this year. Along with YouTube channels, their social media accounts have also been blocked. The viewership on the blocked YouTube channels was more than 680 million. Many of these channels have been blocked due to allegations of harming India’s image in the national security and public order of India. This action was taken under the IT Act 2021.
ban on 348 mobile app
The Ministry of Electronics and IT has so far banned about 348 mobile apps. Most of these were Chinese apps. These apps were allegedly collecting users’ data and personal information and sending them outside the country in an unauthorized manner. Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrashekhar gave this information in Parliament on Wednesday. He had said that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had identified 348 mobile applications that were collecting user information and transmitting it in an unauthorized manner to servers located outside the country for profiling.