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India government bans YouTube channels and websites for spreading anti-India news
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The Xinhua reported that the Indian government on Friday banned 35 YouTube-based news channels and two websites which it said were involved in spreading anti-India fake news in a coordinated manner over digital media.

An official statement issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said that the YouTube accounts blocked had a total subscriber base of over 12 million, and their videos had over 1.3 billion views.

According to the statement that additionally, two Twitter accounts, two Instagram accounts, and one Facebook account have also been blocked by the government for the same reason.

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The channels were part of a network that used common hashtags and editing styles and were being operated by common persons, and cross promoted each other's content, said the statement.

Source: xinhua