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Facebook ID’s used to spread militancy: Bangladesh Telecom Minister Jabbar 

He made the remarks at a discussion on more effective initiatives to prevent digital violence against women and girls through the proper and active implementation of the Digital Security Act on Thursday. The meeting was held on the initiative of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad.

Dhaka: The Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar has said that more than 150 Facebook IDs from outside the country are spreading propaganda against militancy, terrorism, incitement and anti-Bangladesh.

He made the remarks at a discussion on more effective initiatives to prevent digital violence against women and girls through the proper and active implementation of the Digital Security Act on Thursday. The meeting was held on the initiative of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad.

Speaking as the chief guest at the virtual discussion meeting, Mustafa Jabbar said that the issue of social movement on security of women through general and digital should be taken very seriously.

In the name of freedom of expression, social media is also indulging them, there is not much response for remedy. He said it is essential to build social, political and cultural movements besides enforcing the law on women’s digital security.

Otherwise, the more digital we become, the more vulnerable the vulnerable sections of society, especially women and children, will become.

He noted that social media organizations were paying little attention to redress in the name of their community standards.  Many countries around the world have enacted social media laws to overcome the situation.

Highlighting her long-standing observation through social media, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications said that the biggest victims through social media are women of all ages.

It can be noticed that the girls are distorted by editing their pictures or collecting them in a dishonest way and leaving their pictures digitally. The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications said that on the other hand, opinions in favor of independence do not find a place in social media in some cases.  But over the past three years, he has continued to build good relationships with others, including Facebook, and he hopes it will improve in the future.

The meeting was chaired by the President of the Bangladesh Women’s Council, Fauzia Moslem, Nasima Begum, chairperson of the Human Rights Commission, Shahriar Kabir, president of Ekattar Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee, journalist Syed Ishtiaq Reza and general secretary of Mahila Parishad Maleka Banu spoke on the occasion.

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