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Govt blocks 45 videos from 10 YouTube channels for spreading fake news

Livemint | September 26, 2022

Company Listed: YouTube

The Indian government has once again blocked some videos from YouTube channels for spreading false information related to the country's national security, foreign relations, and public order. The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has blocked 45 YouTube videos from 10 YouTube channels this time.

“Orders to block the concerned videos were issued on 23.09.2022 under the provisions of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021. The blocked videos had cumulative viewership of over 1 crore 30 lakh views," the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said in a statement.

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Disinformation on social media portals

The Financial Express | September 26, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

What did happen in Leicester in England between September 17 and 18 that led to arrests of dozens of violence-mongers who allegedly fanned hatred between the Hindu and Muslim communities living so far in peace there?

Many point to the victory of India against Pakistan in the Asian Cricket Cup-2022 held in Dubai on August 28. For following that Indian victory over Pakistan, India supporters in groups marched through the streets of Leicester shouting slogans against Pakistan. The marchers, it is said, shouted anti-Pakistan slogans.

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UK may fine TikTok $29 million for failing to protect children's privacy

Reuters | September 27, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok

Britain could fine TikTok 27 million pounds ($28.91 million) following an investigation that found the short-form video app may have breached UK's data protection law by failing to safeguard privacy of children using the platform.

The investigation found that TikTok could have processed data of children under the age of 13 without appropriate parental consent and failed to provide proper information to its users in a transparent way.

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David Stevenson: Man, 70, paid to live-stream sex abuse of children

BBC | September 27, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

David Stevenson also paid to live-stream the sexual abuse of children, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA), which investigated him.

A judge said Stevenson, from Wood Road, Chaddesden, Derby, had perpetuated the "industry of child exploitation".

He was given a 20-month sentence and told he will serve half in prison.