Bangladesh government to collect info of social site users
Following massive growth of internet users as well as increased number of users of various social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedln, Google+ etc, Bangladesh government is set to instruct local or overseas offices of the social networking sites to provide detailed information along with photograph of each of the users from Bangladesh. It may be mentioned here that, a university teacher named Ruhul Kabir Khandakar, who is now in Australia for higher studies was convicted to six months in prison by the High Court division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court, as his comments reportedly implied he wanted Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to die. Detail reports. Ruhul Khandakar was found guilty in absentia of contempt of court after he did not return from Australia, where he is studying, in response to a court summons.
Ruhul Khandakar's post in Facebook came on the heels of the death of one of the country's popular film maker Tareq Masud and broadcast personality Mishuk Munier in a tragic road accident in August last year. "Tareq Masud and Mishuk Munier died as a result of government giving license to unqualified drivers. Many die, why does not Sheikh Hasina die," Khandakar's post reportedly read.
Meanwhile, a sensitive intelligence agency in Bangladesh has set up special wing exclusively to monitor comments and other activities in the social networking sites from Bangladesh. It may be mentioned here that, currently the number of users of Facebook from the country exceeds 2.6 million. Comparing these nearest countries by penetration of Facebook users shows that Bangladesh has 0.07% higher FB penetration than Yemen and 0.02% lower FB penetration than Benin.
The largest age group is currently 18 - 24 with total of 1 102 882 users, followed by the users in the age of 25 - 34. There are 76% male users and 24% female users in Bangladesh, compared to 48% and 52% in Bulgaria and 49% and 51% in Denmark.
Seeking anonymity, a source within Bangladeshi intelligence agency told Weekly Blitz that the government is concerned at the increasing trend of anti-government comments and activities within the social networking sites, especially with video uploads by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists as well as activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, which in most cases are filled with provocative comments against the ruling Bangladesh Awami League. It said, following the consequences of the anti-establishment activities in the social networking sites particularly in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and the Arab countries, Bangladesh's ruling party pays special emphasis on putting "certain level of control and accountability" in the social networking sites. "We cannot let these sites be greatly abused by the users in spreading false propaganda against the government", the source said.
The source further indicated that, on receiving details about the accounts holders with the social networking sites, Bangladesh government may suggest on a time-to-time basis to suspend some accounts, making "offensive comments on the government" as well as may continue taking legal actions against those users. It may be mentioned here that, Bangladesh government earlier blocked YouTube and Facebook for containing "anti government" contents.
The Govt. is gonna sue me soon because of my FB statuses :L
lol no. Nothing is gonna happen, this'll end a cluster¤¤¤¤ just like their 'National 'digital' photo-ID' project.
Here we go ..
Baakshaal all over again.
This is not democracy. Say good bye to your FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Last edited by avas911; January 15th, 2012 at 14:54.
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FB status er upur so called rule jari?
chaliye jaow....konoi problem nai. if u tards have the guts to search our wall. we do have the weapon to protect it by any means necessary. ojhotha gaye porey war kortesey. eishob na korey desher unnoye kaj koren.
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oh another thing. people i will suggest all to review ur fb privacy settings. & keep the wall out of public view. set it friends only. i bet they will be having hard time getting bypass that privacy setting. & stay away commenting on pages regarding govt. at least we will have an excuse to give if they ever try to sue us or whatever. & the excuse would be "that was just an personal opinion". end of story. & u don't have any rule on personal opinion. so,make one & then come & show cause us.
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& one more thing. i think this has been discussed before. this forum has grown enough popularity. so,i will request the administration to take it either invite only or registration only. other forums like nvidia.com/forums,gamespot users are require to register before clicking an internal link posted. which in here doesn't have. i see many google users in active list. this raises a the question are we monitored? yes i know we are not doing some secret stuffs in this forum. but,let's be honest who wants to disclose our personal thoughts in the open world & make our stupid govt come to our door step telling u don't have the right to do that?
vaah...ami article ta porte porte eitai chinta kortesilam.
Originally Posted by avas911
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yea, very well said.
Being registared member is too easy..
Even bots are becoming member???
It should be made strict.
Ki r blbo vai jei desh por por 3times durnity te 1st,2nd,3rd postn pai valo kicu ki adou asha kra jai?durnity domon r activity hisebe fb te akhn manus ke current jal die dhora hbe jodi fb te activity govmnt r bipokkhe jai.R porbortite dekha jabe govmnt bltse durnity domon r jnnu amra 1k public dhorsi fb theke.Uchit kaj r dhare kaseo nai to ajaira kaj nia khoi vajo.
Last edited by Camouflage; January 15th, 2012 at 16:26.
WTF where is our RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH ? Is this what you call a democracy?
Wait. There is a Bangladeshi Intelligence Agency? Ohh yes, got it, BCI. Masud Rana.
I dearly dearly hope you're right about this one Paul.
Originally Posted by Wintereise
I agree with Winty but I think they won't tolerate anything against "The Gommiment"
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Meanwhile, a sensitive intelligence
agency in Bangladesh has set up special wing exclusively to monitor comments and other activities
in the social networking sites from Bangladesh. It may be mentioned here that, currently the number of users of Facebook from the country exceeds 2.6 million
I thought talking against the court or taking action against the nation was prohibited in the Constitution. when did talking against a political party became prohibited?
the government is concerned at the increasing trend of anti-government comments and activities within the social networking sites, especially with video uploads by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists as well as activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, which in most cases are filled with provocative comments against the ruling Bangladesh Awami League.
In here mad people becoming the authority, out there internet dying (probably) because of SOPA. I don't want to live in this planet any more...
Amar sudhu, BD er baire thakte parlei hobe. Planet er onno kono jaegae emon behal obosta nai mone hoe.
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