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Centre to block several social media accounts operated from Pakistan for spreading fake anti-India news & other content

PTI | Updated on: Friday, January 21, 2022, 07:31 PM IST

Centre to block several social media accounts operated from Pakistan for spreading fake anti-India news & other content | Photo: Pexels
Centre to block several social media accounts operated from Pakistan for spreading fake anti-India news & other content | Photo: Pexels
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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has ordered the blocking of 35 YouTube channels and two websites which were running anti-India propaganda and spreading fake news "in a coordinated manner".

These websites and YouTube channels were being operated from Pakistan, I&B Secretary Apurva Chandra told a press conference on Friday.

Indian intelligence agencies were closely monitoring these social media accounts and websites and flagged them to the ministry for immediate action, he added.

"Vide five separate orders issued under rule 16 of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, the Ministry has ordered to block these Pakistan-based social media accounts and websites," the ministry said in a statement later.

The orders were issued on Thursday.

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Published on: Friday, January 21, 2022, 07:31 PM IST