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HC orders removal of 6 videos from Facebook, YouTube for inciting disorder 

Update : 30 Aug 2022, 12:52

The High Court has ordered the removal of six videos from Facebook and YouTube that encourage violence and public disorder on August 30.

The bench of Justice Md Khasruzzaman and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir gave this order in view of a writ petition.

The court asked Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and the authorities of Fb and YouTube to submit the reports in this regard within two weeks.

Besides, the HC ordered BTRC and digital security agency to take necessary steps against these type of fake Facebook posts and videos which created violence and chaos in the country.

Barrister Arafat Hossain Khan served a legal notice on 21 August on behalf of Bangladesh Supreme Court Advocate Nilufer Anjum and Dhaka Judge Court Advocate Md Ashraful Islam, to multiple organisations, BTRC Chairman and Head of Public Policy (Bangladesh) of Facebook Sabhanaz Rashid Diya and others concerned.

Later on Tuesday a writ was filed in this regard.

Facebook and YouTube do not apply any supervisory mechanism or have control over their contents, especially in Bangladesh, while a large number of fake news, contents, images, and videos containing obscene and damaging presentations of political figures, intellectuals tarnish the image of the country as a nation, says the legal notice.

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