73 handles, four YouTube channels blocked by IT ministry

NEW DELHI: The IT ministry has suspended 73 Twitter handles, four YouTube channels and one game on Instagram for inciteful content, mainly centred around a fake video of a purported Cabinet meeting.
The handles are believed to have emanated out of Pakistan, sources said, adding the steps were initiated after Twitter users had complained to IT junior minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
The first information about the inciteful video was shared on the Twitter handle of Chandrasekhar where a Twiiter user requested him to “take action against the creators of a very violent video that features the PM”.
Junior minister for electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that the “fake and violent” video had been in the public domain since December 2020. Responding to the request, the minister said, “On the job”, and added that the IT ministry takes its responsibility to keep internet…

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