Jannah Theme License is not validated, Go to the theme options page to validate the license, You need a single license for each domain name.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is cracking down on YouTube channels that are ‘peddling bogus news.’

Six additional YouTube channels have been shut down by the PIB Fact Check, which is part of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The channels have uploaded over a hundred fake news films, the ministry said in a statement on Thursday, adding that they had a combined following of over 20 lakh and that the videos had been watched over 51 crore times.

According to the ministry, the fact-check unit published six separate Twitter threads with over 100 fact checks to combat the fake news spread by the channels — Nation Tv (with 5.57 lakh followers), Samvaad Tv (10.9 lakh), Sarokar Bharat (21,100), Nation 24 (25,400), Swarnim Bharat (over 6,000), and Samvaad Samachar (over 6,000). (3.48 lakh).

The YouTube channels allegedly spread bogus news about elections, Supreme Court and Parliament proceedings, and government operations. Examples highlighted by the ministry included misleading assertions alleging a ban on electronic voting equipment and fraudulent statements ascribed to important constitutional functionaries like the President and the Chief Justice of India.

According to the statement, the channels are part of a fake news economy that thrives on the monetisation of fake news, and they used fake, clickbait, and sensational thumbnails and images of television news anchors to mislead viewers into believing the news was authentic and drive traffic to their channels in order to monetise their videos.

This is the second time the PIB’s fact-checking unit has taken action. On December 20, 2022, the unit exposed three bogus news channels. A day later, the authorities requested that those channels be removed from YouTube for allegedly propagating fake news. Aaj Tak Live, News Headlines, and Sarkari Updates have a combined subscriber base of 33 lakh and over 30 crore views.


Hi, my name is Nisha and I'm an educational journalist based in India. I've always been passionate about the power of education to transform lives, and that's what led me to pursue a career in journalism focused on this area. I completed my Bachelor's degree in English from Hindu College in Delhi in 2013 and then went on to earn my Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in 2017. During my studies, I also completed several short-term courses on Education in India, Sociology, and other related subjects to deepen my knowledge in this field. I'm particularly interested in improving access to quality education in rural areas, where students often face significant challenges. I've worked on a number of initiatives to address this issue, including advocating for better policies, resources, and practices that can make a difference. As an educational journalist, I'm passionate about using my platform to highlight important issues in the education space. I've covered a wide range of topics, including the impact of technology in the classroom, innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and the challenges facing students from marginalized communities. One of the things I love most about my work is the opportunity to constantly learn and grow. I'm an avid reader and believe that reading is key to expanding one's knowledge and perspective. I'm always seeking out new ideas and insights to help me better understand the world around me. In summary, as an educational journalist, I'm dedicated to using my skills and expertise to make a positive impact in the field of education. I'm committed to improving access to quality education for all students and to using my platform to raise awareness about important issues in this area.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button