NEW DELHI: The Central Government on Tuesday shared six YouTube channels names which according to them are spreading fake news.
The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting on January 12 busted six YouTube channels which were “working in a coordinated manner and spreading false information in India”.
According to PIB’s Fact Check team, they have ‘exposed’ these channels. The channels – Nation TV, Samvad TV, Sarokar Bharat, Nation 24, Swarnim Bharat and Samvad News.
Together they have more than 20 lakh subscribers and their videos have been viewed more than 51 crore times.
Busted channels part of the fake news economy; have a combined following of over 20 lakhs— PIB India (@PIB_India) January 12, 2023
Channels using clickbait thumbnails to peddle fake news pertaining to President, Prime Minister, Union Ministers, and Election Commission
Some of these channels have changed their names after PIB made their names public.
The videos of these channels include false news of ban on EVMs, false claims quoting senior officials holding government posts including President and Chief Justice.
The PIB Fact Check Unit of the Ministry released six separate Twitter threads having over “100 fact-checks to counter the fake news spread by these channels”. This is the second such action from the unit where entire channels have been busted.