IT Live: State minister for post and telecommunications Tarana Halim on Tuesday said that the government is about to sit with social media giant Facebook within this month to stop “offensive and objectionable content” in Bangladesh.
“Special care needs to be taken to ensure that the policies of social media sites are not opposition of our social norms and culture,” she opined while talking with journalists at a workshop titled “Digital Bangladesh: Cyber Crime, Safe internet and Broadband” inaugurated by Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury at Le Meridien Hotel.
She also said that a separate desk is needed to be opened by Facebool for Bangladesh where all the complained lodged by Bangladesh government will be processed quickly.
However, Facebook actually takes 48 hours to respond complaints lodged by Bangladesh government and now the minister thinks that the process should be done more quickly.
“We often do not focus on the content even though we are giving like on that. We need to increase awareness among people on the use of internet,” she said.
Earlier on December 8, 2015 the government had a meeting with Facebook authority and expressed concerns regarding the negative impact of social platform.