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Six YouTube Channels Uncovered for Spreading False Info, PIB Tweets

The Info and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) on Thursday uncovered six YouTube channels for “working in a coordinated method and spreading false info” in regards to the authorities, elections, proceedings within the Supreme Court docket and Parliament of India, the president and the prime minister.

Final December, the Centre flagged three channels peddling pretend information.

In an official assertion, the Press Info Bureau (PIB)’s Truth Examine Unit pointed to 6 channels on YouTube — Nation TV, Samvaad TV, Sarokar Bharat, Nation 24, Swarnim Bharat and Samvaad Samachar — which have been utilizing pretend, clickbait and sensational thumbnails and pictures of tv information anchors to mislead viewers into believing that the information shared by them was genuine.

These YouTube channels are a part of a pretend information financial system that thrives on the monetisation of faux information, the I&B ministry mentioned within the official launch.

These channels have 20 lakh subscribers and their movies have been watched over 51 crore occasions, the discharge mentioned.

The PIB’s Truth Examine Unit launched six separate Twitter threads having over 100 fact-checks to counter the pretend information unfold by these channels. That is the second such motion from the Unit underneath the Ministry of Info and Broadcasting the place complete channels have been busted.

For an occasion, the PIBFactCheck deal with tweeted about Samvaad TV, “YouTube channel Samvaad TV with over 10 lakh subscribers was discovered to be propagating #FakeNews in regards to the Authorities of India and making false claims in regards to the statements of the Union Ministers.” 

The very fact-checking workforce of the nodal company communicates to the media on behalf of the Authorities of India. It really works to determine pretend information doing rounds on social media and the channels related to them to warn folks towards believing them.


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