Center orders blocking of Twitter posts, YouTube videos on BBC documentary on PM Modi: Report

It was determined that the documentary threatened India's sovereignty and integrity and could have a negative influence on its amicable relations with other countries.

Center orders blocking of Twitter posts, YouTube videos on BBC documentary on PM Modi: Report

According to reports, the Centre has ordered the blocking of YouTube videos that broadcast the first episode of the BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Twitter has also been requested to block more than 50 tweets that contain links to the YouTube videos. Senior officials from the Union home minister, the external affairs ministry, and the information and broadcasting ministry examined the documentary amid controversy over it and discovered that it attempted to cast doubt on the legitimacy and authority of the Supreme Court of India. The ministry of external affairs has referred to the documentary as a propaganda piece.

Accordingly, it was determined that the documentary threatened India's sovereignty and integrity and could have a negative influence on its amicable relations with other countries as well as the country's public order, according to sources.


Under the IT Rules, 2021, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry issued the orders to YouTube and Twitter. According to authorities, Twitter and YouTube have both followed the rules.

"MEA has previously referred to the British Broadcasting Corporation program as a "propaganda work" that lacks objectivity and exhibits a colonial mindset. Although BBC India did not make it available in India, certain YouTube channels seem to have published it to advance an anti-Indian narrative. According to reports, YouTube has also been told to remove the video from its site if it is ever uploaded there again. Additionally, Twitter has been instructed to locate and delete any tweets that include a link to the video on another website "official said

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