YouTube has been asked by the Information Technology (IT) ministry of India to remove 11 links of the Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who was captured by the Air Force of Pakistan on Wednesday.
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down the pilot of an Indian fighter jet and captured him soon after he came down by parachute after ejecting from his disintegrating aircraft.
A government source informed, the Hindustan Times told that YouTube has been asked by the Information Technology (IT) ministry of India to remove the clips following a instruction from the Home Ministry and added that the links have been removed by YouTube now.
Google runs YouTube and it was contacted on which it’s spokesman said that the company complies with “valid legal requests from authorities wherever possible, consistent with our longstanding policy and act quickly to remove such material”.
The spokesman further added that “Data on government requests to remove content from Google services is regularly updated in our transparency report.”
The videos of captured Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman were released on the internet and were also shared across social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook.