According to the ministry, some of the content published by these YouTube channels spread hatred among religious communities in India.
These channels posted fake news on various subjects such as the Indian Armed Forces, Jammu and Kashmir, etc.
“The content blocked by the ministry was found to be detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of India, security of the State, India’s friendly relations with foreign States, and public order in the country,” said the ministry in a release.
They used fake and sensational thumbnails, images of news anchors and logos of certain TV news channels to mislead the viewers. Here are the names of the 8 channels.