Facebook has been locally blocked by Bangladeshi Government for a temporary period. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said part of the reason is the posting of some anti-religious and anti-social contents across the globe.
From Saturday Local time 5:30PM, Bangladeshi User cant access Facebook, The most visited Social Site in entire World and also in bangladesh. Facebook is also announced as World Most visited Site according to Google. Facebook has 540 Million Unique User and Monthly 570 Billion Page View. Accounding to our last stat Facebook has about 9,00,000 Bangladeshi User.
Just 2 days ago Pakistani Govt. also blocked Facebook from their nation. We guess everybody is very unhappy with Facebook’s co-operation with anti-social and religious matter.
We have news that BTRC high official will decide more about this fact on first hour of tomorrow office. So we could expect some result by tomorrow. But its Bangladesh anything could happen.
The decision came after the arrest of a youth for uploading satiric images of some politicians, including the prime minister and the leader of the opposition. But government did not make any official statement yet. “We have blocked all access to Facebook temporarily,” said a high official of BTRC. “It was done in line with a decision of government high-ups.”
In a late-night development, a group of Dhaka University students took to the streets to protest the government’s decision.
Earlier, the BTRC had directed internet data service handlers Mango Telecom and Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd to find a way to block antisocial contents posted by Facebookers. But the two companies failed to fix the problem, which prompted the government to block the entire prophet, said the official, asking not to be named.
The BTRC official said some users had posted anti-Islamic content about Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SM), which the government took seriously. Some users have posted sub-links to pornographic materials, which are not “tolerable”, the official said. “The access to Facebook will resume when the operators find a way to block such anti-social contents,” said the official.
Three Islamic political parties — Islami Oikya Jote, Islami Andolan and Khelafat Andolan — on Friday demanded an immediate ban on Facebook for a recent campaign by some users inviting people to draw images of the prophet.
In March last year, the government blocked the video sharing website YouTube for hosting a recorded conversation between the prime minister and army officers after the BDR carnage.