While the country, student community in specific is blazing against the government for failing to postpone the JEE-NEET entrance exams, Prime Minister Modi campaigning to adopting Indian breed dogs and enjoying with peacocks welcomed sharp criticism which showed up on PMO’s official YouTube channel.
Social media platform as well is filled with trends against government’s decision as Modi’s Mann Ki Baat video, on BJP’s official YouTube channel as flooded with mass ‘Dislikes’ which crossed 1 million. The same session on the official PMO India channel has garnered over 7.2 lakh dislikes.
Followed by which, PMO was seen disabling the digital engagement possibility on all the recent videos i.e, viewers can no longer comment, like or dislike the video.
In no time, prominent social media users started trending that PMO has deliberately disabled the comment on the latest Mann Ki Baat episode as negative comments were pouring in keeping NEET-JEE exams in the background.
After the recent debacle involving mass 'Dislikes' on Modi's Mann Ki Baat video, on BJP's official YouTube channel, where the Dislikes have crossed 1 million (to 320K Likes)… 1/3 pic.twitter.com/Zi29yOBRqT
— Karthik (@beastoftraal) September 2, 2020
While PMO chose to remain tightlipped over the allegation, a deep look into the PMO’s YouTube channel revealed that reason behind the move. According to the policy update of January 2020, any content that has been posted on YouTube and marked as “Made For Kids” cannot have comments.
One of the reasons that the comments are disabled on PMO’s YouTube channel is that the videos are marked as “Made For Kids”. While this might be the reason to make the content available for kids as well, the opposition leaders took no qualms to criticism government to go non-interactive under the mask of ‘made for kids’ option.