The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has ordered the blocking of 35 YouTube channels and two websites

which were running anti-India propaganda and spreading fake news "in a coordinated manner".

The ministry has also issued orders for blocking of two Twitter accounts, two Instagram accounts and one Facebook account

All these YouTube channels, websites and social media accounts were being operated from Pakistan

To block Pakistan-based social media accounts and websites, five separate orders were issued on thursday

The 35 YouTube accounts had a total subscriber base of over 1.20 crore and their videos had over 130 crore views, the I&B secretary said.

Replying to reporters' queries, he said Indian intelligence agencies are "now alive to this issue" and that more such channels would be blocked in coming days.