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Over 22,000 porn sites blocked: BTRC

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 6th September, 2021 05:05:42 PM
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Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has blocked more than 22 thousand porn and gambling sites in order to contain crimes in social media platforms, including the  Facebook.

The BTRC made the disclosure at a press conference on Monday.

It was informed in the conference that access to more than 22,000 porn and online gambling sites has been denied as per the directive of Post and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar.

According to the BTRC, the use of mobile phones and internet has increased. Already, 3G and 4G (the latest editions of mobile telecommunications technology), are now operational in the country. In addition, the use of social media platforms has increased. As a result, the misuse of different websites and social media platforms has increased along with its advantages.

Various types of objectionable contents, including anti-government, subversive, pornographic, provocative matters on religions and culture, are being broadcast through these websites and social media platforms. And use of such contents is being increased alarmingly.