The authorities on Wednesday requested YouTube to take down three channels for making false and sensational claims about varied public welfare initiatives and spreading pretend information. The three channels had been declared as peddlers of faux information by the Press Information Bureau Fact Check Unit on Tuesday.

“The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has directed YouTube to take down the three channels Aaj Tak Live, News Headlines and Sarkari Updates,” an official supply stated Wednesday.

Aaj Tak Live isn’t related to the India Today Group, the federal government had clarified.

The channels had been utilizing thumbnails and pictures of TV information channels and their anchors to mislead viewers into believing that the information shared by them was genuine, an official assertion stated on Tuesday.

“These channels were also found to be displaying advertisements on their videos, and monetising misinformation on YouTube,” it had stated.

The Fact Check unit of the Press Information Bureau stated these YouTube channels unfold false and sensational claims concerning the Supreme Court of India, chief justice of India, authorities schemes, Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and farm mortgage waivers amongst others.

“A #YouTube channel ‘News Headlines’ with almost 10 lakh subscribers and 32 crore views has been found to be propagating #FakeNews about the Prime Minister, Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice of India, and the Election Commission of India,” the PIB Fact examine deal with tweeted on Wednesday

They additionally made claims concerning the authorities giving cash to individuals who have opened financial institution accounts, Aadhaar playing cards, and PAN playing cards.

The three YouTube channels collectively have practically 33 lakh subscribers and their movies have been watched over 30 crore occasions.

The world’s hottest video sharing platform revealed earlier this month that it had eliminated 5.6 million (56 lakh) movies between July and September, and that these movies had violated its group tips.

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