Fake News Crackdown: The Center for Monitoring India says three YouTube channels with 33 lakh subscribers spread fake news about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and key institutions.
News Headlines, Sarkari Update, and Aaj Tak Live are YouTube channels.
According to a government statement, the fact-check unit of the Press Information Bureau, the government’s information agency, investigated these three channels.
The unit did over 40 fact-checks and found videos spreading misinformation about the PM, the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court, the Election Commission and EVMs. Over 30 crore people watched these videos, the government said.
On the channels, fake news items claimed future elections would be by ballot. According to another video, the government distributes money to people with bank accounts and Aadhaar cards.
According to the probe, these YouTube channels misled viewers into believing the news was authentic by using logos of TV channels and images of news anchors. A PIB statement said these channels also displayed ads on their videos and monetized misinformation on YouTube.
Over the past year, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has blocked more than one hundred YouTube channels for spreading misinformation.
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