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The government has accused a YouTube channel called News Headlines of spreading fake news against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s Supreme Court, India’s Chief Justice and the Election Commission. According to the Press Information Bureau (PIB), the YouTube channel reportedly has 1 million subscribers and 320 million views.

“A #YouTube channel ‘News Headlines’ with nearly 1 million subscribers and 320 million views was spreading #FakeNews about the Prime Minister, Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice of India and Election Commission of India,” the PIB fact-checking handle posted. tweets.

YouTube channel accused of spreading fake news such as “Election will be held on ballot papers by order of Chief Justice of India”. It is also spreading false news that 131 seats of Uttar Pradesh assembly will be re-elected.

Earlier, it also claimed that Road Transport and Highway Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had resigned from the BJP and joined Congress.

Nodal agency’s fact-checking team communicates with the media on behalf of the Indian government. It works to identify fake news circulating on social media and related channels to warn people not to believe them.

Earlier this month, YouTube revealed that it removed 5.6 million (5.6 million) videos from its platform in July and September for violating the platform’s community guidelines.

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The platform approximately 2,71,000 takedown appeals in two months. YouTube said at the time that after reviewing it, it reinstated about 29,000 appeals. According to the company, YouTube also tracks the number of appeals creators submit for videos that are removed, as it helps to gain a clearer picture of the accuracy of its systems.

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