India blocks 16 YouTube-based news channels for spreading fake news.
The information and broadcasting ministry decided to block 16 YouTube-based news channels for spreading fake news related to national security issues and India’s foreign relations. The blocked accounts include 10 YouTube channels from India and six from Pakistan. A statement by the ministry explained that these digital news channels had failed to provide the information they were requested, as required under the new IT rules in the country. Consequently, the government invoked its emergency powers granted under the IT rules.