BTRC blocks over 500 porn sites

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 19:45, Dec 28,2016

 
 

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has blocked over 500 porn websites.

The BTRC has taken the initiative following a directive of state minister for posts and telecommunications Tarana Halim.

Letters have been sent to all concerned to take immediate steps in this regard on Monday, said BTRC secretary Sarwar Alam on Wednesday.

All mobile operators, internet service providers, International Internet Gateway, and the website regulators concerned have been asked to block the listed pornography websites through letters, he said.

Already, 560 websites have been blocked, he added.

The technical committee formed by the posts and telecommunications division has recently submitted a list of some porn websites and following the recommendations of the committee the BTRC has taken the initiative to block porn websites, said the BTRC secretary.

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