The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has blocked 22 YouTube channels

For allegedly spreading disinformation related to India’s national security and foreign relations

These include 18 Indian YouTube news channels that have been blocked for the first time under IT Rules

Among channels in India that were blocked, one named ARP News had 4.4 crore subscribers

followed by AOP News with 74 lakh subscribers, and LDC News with 4.7 lakh subscribers.

Among Pakistani YouTube channels blocked

‘Ghulam Nabi Madni’ had over 37.09 lakh views, and ‘HAQEEQAT TV’ had more than 40 lakh subscribers

The ministry said these YouTube channels used logos of TV news channels and false thumbnails to mislead viewers.

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