Monitoring to go tougher

The home ministry has asked the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), the intelligence and the law enforcement agencies to strengthen monitoring of social media to check the spread of propaganda for creating anarchy. The ministry came up with the directive at a time when vested quarters are trying to create anarchic situation by spreading propaganda through using social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube recently, sources concerned told The Independent.

On Friday, a mob ransacked more than 30 homes belonging to Hindu families in Rangpurs Thakurpara village before setting them on fire over a rumoured Facebook post.

A high official in the security service division of the home ministry told The Independent that they have sounded the alert after getting an intelligence report on certain groups who are using the social media to spread propaganda against the government, its organisations, and certain religious faiths to destabilise the

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