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Bangladesh Blocks Facebook Over Muhammad Cartoons

May 30th, 2010 05:45 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

lbalbalba writes with a BBC story about Bangladesh following Pakistan in censoring Facebook. “Bangladesh has blocked access to Facebook after satirical images of the prophet Muhammad and the country’s leaders were uploaded. One man has been arrested and charged with ‘spreading malice and insulting the country’s leaders’ with the images. Officials said the ban was temporary and access to the site would be restored once the images were removed. It comes after Pakistan invoked a similar ban over ‘blasphemous content.’ … Thousands of people joined anti-Facebook protests in Bangladesh on Friday demanding the site be blocked over the contest. A telecomm regulator there said, “Facebook will be re-opened once we erase the pages that contain the obnoxious images.” And how do they propose to do that?

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