Facebook responds to Bangladesh

Facebook-BD_Daily_Dhaka_TimesDaily Dhaka Times: The Facebook authorities have showed interest to hold talks with Bangladesh, responding to its letter proposing a detail discussion with the popular social network to ensure cyber security in the country.

Facebook said the talks could be held in the first week of January next year.

Facebook’s public policy director (India, South and Central Asia), Ankhi Das on Tuesday sent an email to the state minister for posts and telecommunications, Tarana Halim, to inform Facebook’s interest for talks, ministry sources said.

The sources also said Facebook authorities showed its interest to hold the meeting on 6 January 2016.

The ministry, however, wants the meeting to be held by December and it is planning to send another letter to the Facebook authorities on Wednesday in this regard.

Earlier on Monday, the government sent a letter to the Facebook authorities proposing a detail discussion with them on how to ensure cyber security in Bangladesh.

The state minister for posts and telecommunications sent the letter to Facebook authorities on Monday on behalf of the government.

Earlier on November 30, the ministry sent a letter to the Facebook authorities to control objectionable contents and cyber crimes.

In a reply on Tuesday (December 1), the Facebook authorities showed their eagerness.

Tarana Halim told banglanews, ‘Facebook India, South and Central Asia public policy director Ankhi Das has emailed me and offered us a discussion on December 6 or 7’.

‘Now we will invite them,’ the state minister added.


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