Correct Answer : Option (C) - 22
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday(5th Apr 2022) blocked twenty-two(22) YouTube news channels including eighteen Indian and four Pakistan based, three Twitter accounts, one Facebook account, and one news website. “The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, utilising the emergency powers under the IT Rules, 2021, has issued orders on April 4, 2022 for blocking twenty-two (22) YouTube based news channels, three (3) Twitter accounts, one (1) Facebook account and one (1) news website,” it said.
ARP News, AOP News, LDC News, SarkariBabu, SS ZONE Hindi, Smart News, News23Hindi, Online Khabar, DP news, PKB News, KisanTak, Borana News, Sarkari News Update, Bharat Mausam, RJ ZONE 6, Exam Report, Digi Gurukul and Dinbhar ki khabrein are the Indian channels that have been blocked. DuniyaMeryAagy, Ghulam NabiMadni, HAQEEQAT TV and HAQEEQAT TV 2.0 are the four Pakistan based YouTube news channels that have been blocked.
The blocked YouTube channels had a cumulative viewership of over 260 crore, and were used to spread fake news, and coordinated disinformation over social media on subjects sensitive from the perspective of national security, India’s foreign relations, and public order, the Ministry said in a statement. “Multiple YouTube channels were used to post fake news on various subjects such as the Indian Armed Forces, Jammu and Kashmir, among others. The content ordered to be blocked also included certain anti-India content posted from multiple social media accounts operated in a coordinated manner from Pakistan,” it added..Source : Financial Express