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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...

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    EC asks authorities to monitor social media

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:30am on November 27, 2018

    The Election Commission on Monday asked the authorities concern to monitor social media sites including Facebook round the clock to prevent propaganda and smear campaign...

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    Govt unblocks Skype

    United News of Bangladesh Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 21, 2018

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Tuesday lifted a block on Skype a day after imposing the restriction that drew widespread criticism in social media....

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    The importance of alternative media

    John Scales Avery | Updated at 12:00am on October 27, 2018

    SOCIAL critic Neil Postman contrasted the futures predicted in Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World in the foreword of his 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to...

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    HRW blasts Bangladesh’s crackdown on social media

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    United States-based Human Rights Watch in a statement on Friday said that Bangladesh government has embarked upon ‘intensive’ and ‘intrusive’ surveillance and monitoring of social...

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    Govt forms cell to check rumours in social media

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:42am on October 10, 2018

    Government has formed a nine-member monitoring cell to detect rumours in social media including Facebook. The cell, comprising of officials of the Press Information Department,...

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    FB, Twitter must comply with EU consumer rules or face sanctions

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    Facebook and Twitter face sanctions unless they comply with European consumer rules by the end of the year, the EU said as its regulators continue...

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    Govt to set up monitoring cell to identify rumours: Tarana

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on September 13, 2018

    State minister for information Tarana Halim on Wednesday said that the government had taken an initiative to set up a monitoring cell ahead of the...

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    DMP identifies 150 social media profiles for ‘instigating’ students

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 04:21pm on August 13, 2018

    The Dhaka Metropolitan Police has launched stringent legal procedure against 150 profiles for their alleged involvement in social media, especially Facebook to...