Protect social media from rumor production factories: Inu

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DHAKA, Sept 11, 2018(BSS)-Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, said that social media must be protected from the dark thrust of the evil forces, who were spreading rumors, falsehoods and provocative messages through these open forums.

“The BNP, Jamaat and militants are among them,” he said.

The minister was speaking at a seminar on the role of social media at the CIRDAP auditorium here today.

He said “Muslim League had leveled the same criticisms in the past. That Islam was in danger. Socialism is atheism. Secular Bengali nationalism was Hindutva, et al. Now the League’s avatars are saying much the same things, all over again.”

“We are familiar with this kind of rumor mongering and slandering. The sleaze did not work in the past and it will not work now, either “he said.

He called upon all patriotic forces and the mass media to raise their voice against these vicious forces and hoist the standard of freedom.

He castigated those who criticized the regulation of the media.

“It’s common practice anywhere in the world to protect the rights of all citizens against predatory journalism. We will be no exception,” he said.

 

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