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‘Curbing violence fueled by social media challenging’

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  • 24 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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‘Curbing violence fueled by social media challenging’

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Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar has said curbing political and social unrest and communal clash fanned by the social media is a challenge for the country.

 He said the government is trying to address the problem and it is committed to ensuring digital security and expanding digitisation,

The minister made this statement while speaking as the chief guest at an on-line programme titled 'Digital Security Conference' organised by expatriate Bangladeshi digital technology entrepreneurs in the United States.  

The minister also highlighted the various programmes taken by the government, including acquiring technical capabilities to ensure digital security and enacting digital security laws.

He said Bangladesh has overcome the backwardness caused by missing three industrial revolutions of the past and has reached the place of global leadership in the development of digital technology.

He also said that the investment-friendly environment adopted by the government as well as the talented new generation is a great tool for the country to move forward. “We are exporting IoT devices to Saudi Arabia and Software to 80 countries of the world,” he said.

The minister stated that social media authorities have taken the suggestions of the government seriously and it will be more effective in the future after the establishment of good relations with the social media authorities through bilateral discussions since 2018.

Mostafizur Rahman, an expatriate entrepreneur from America, and Chairman of Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) Dr Shahjahan Mahmood and Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Director General Brig Gen Md Nasim Parvez were present on the occasion.