New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in an attempt to combat misinformation, has filed a complaint against at least 76 fake YouTube videos about leaked CBSE question papers.

In a statement released on 4 March, the CBSE said, “It has come to the notice of the board that many anti-social elements are uploading fake messages, like providing CBSE question papers, and asking candidates to pay by posting fake videos about CBSE question paper leaks on YouTube, thus misleading students and parents.”

In an attempt to curb such misinformation, the CBSE has initiated action by filing a complaint with the Delhi police. In the process, it has identified at least 76 YouTube videos, which have uploaded fake content relating to “leaked CBSE question papers”.

When NewsMeter tried to access these links, several videos had been removed. Other videos showed a message that read, “This content is not available on this country domain due to a legal complaint from the government.”

Meanwhile, the CBSE has said it will “continue to locate and identify more links and uploads on YouTube and other social media platforms that are falsely claiming to be in possession of the board’s question papers and file complaints with Delhi police to take suitable and strict action against miscreants”.

Amritha Mohan

Amritha Mohan is a reporter at the NewsMeter. Shortly after completing her Master's in Communication at the University of Hyderabad, she began teaching courses on media and culture as a guest lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong. Amritha has previously interned with news organisations such as Greater Kashmir and Newslaundry. A lover of travel and photography, she spends most of her time planning road trips to the North-East. Nothing makes her happier than a green turf and a team to play football with. She primarily reports on education, tech, human-interesting and critical features.

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