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    Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to social media

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 04:21pm on April 21, 2019

    The Sri Lankan government declared a curfew with immediate effect, junior defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene said on Sunday, following eight...

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    EPL players boycott social media for 24 hours in racism protest

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:02am on April 20, 2019

    Leading Premier League players on Thursday have backed the Professional Footballers’ Association’s campaign to boycott social media for 24 hours in a stand against racism.The...

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    Social media can be platform of women movement: speakers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:26am on April 08, 2019

    Speakers, mostly academics and women rights activists, on Sunday said that social media could be a platform of women movement in the country.They also said...

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    A day not to ‘like’ for Facebook, hit by outage, criminal probe

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 12:03pm on March 14, 2019

    Facebook grappled with challenges on two fronts Wednesday, an hours-long outage and intensified scrutiny from investigators reportedly probing data deals struck by the world’s largest...

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    Five held for running fake social media accounts of PM, family

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:36pm on January 17, 2019

    A team of Rapid Action Battalion 2 has arrested five suspected cyber criminals on charge of spreading rumour about prime minister Sheikh Hasina and...

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    ISPR warns of propaganda on army

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 07:23pm on December 24, 2018

    Inter Services Public Relation Directorate on Monday urged all to remain aware of false information and propaganda about Bangladesh Army and its different organisations through...

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    TIB for punishing social media manipulators

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:33pm on December 24, 2018

    Transparency International Bangladesh has demanded immediate identification and punishment of the persons linked with the government who...

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    Facebook closes pages of govt-linked individuals

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:10am on December 21, 2018

    Social media platform Facebook on Thursday removed a number of Bangladeshi pages and accounts ‘linked to individuals associated with the government’ for spreading out rumors...

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    Is social media an alternative political challenge?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    POLITICAL space in Bangladesh is limited by several factors. Some of them are structural, others social, legal and political too. That points to a lack...

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    EC to start monitoring social media today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:34pm on December 02, 2018

    The Election Commission on Sunday decided to monitor social media, alongside different government agencies concerned, from today to check fake news and propaganda ahead of...