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Minister: Facebook will adhere to Bangladeshi culture, legal framework

  • Published at 06:06 pm February 27th, 2019
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ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar met with Facebook authorities in Spain on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Mustafa Jabbar laid emphasis on opening a Facebook office in Bangladesh for swiftly solving any content-related problem

Facebook authorities have pledged to follow the legal framework and culture of Bangladesh in publishing contents.

Telecommunication and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar said Facebook authorities made the promise during a meeting at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday.

The minister urged Facebook authorities to take steps to ensure the safe use of Facebook in Bangladesh following the regulations of Bangladesh on issues of pornography, question-paper leaks, propaganda, and security issues.


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Referring to Bangladesh's law, traditional culture, values, rules and regulations, the minister urged authorities to regulate Facebook content and other issues in accordance.

Facebook Global Policy Solution Vice-President Richard Allan and South Asian Head of Policy Ashwani Rana attended the meeting on behalf of the social media networking company.

Facebook authorities highlighted their global standards in publishing content and said the process of removing pornography from their system is underway and will continue in the future.

Mustafa Jabbar laid emphasis on opening a Facebook office in Bangladesh for swiftly solving any content-related problem.


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The minister also requested them for correct translation and implementation of Bangla Language on Facebook. 

He said: “If Facebook needs any help in achieving this capability, the government will provide all sorts of cooperation.”

Richard Allan informed the minister that his proposals, including the one of Bangla Language issue, will be considered with due importance.