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Fake News Spreading Cases in Bangladesh

Fake news spreading cases

Fake news spreading cases are hot topics as the Bangladesh elections are on its way.

Two people, Kamal Hossain (23) and Muhammad Alamin (30) got arrested by the RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) for fake news spreading cases on fake websites from the two different cites, Mohammadpur and Tongi respectively of Bangladesh.

These arrests are in the series of the crackdown by the government of Bangladesh against the fake news spreading cases on social media as they are leaping high these days due to the election terms are ahead.

Read more >> What laws are available in Pakistan on fake social media profiles? 

They use the same URL’s and logos of the famous news agencies in the country like; Prothom Alo, Bangla Tribune, BBC Bangla, and other news providers and spread them on Facebook. As they add an extra letter or symbol to the original name of the website along with a similar logo and URL to spread the false news.

In contrary with it, RAB has arrested another man, Enamul Haque, as he was running about a total of 22 different websites for spreading false propaganda, studying abroad in one of the South Korean university as a Ph.D. student.

Along with it, RAB claimed that he was donating a huge sum of money to the Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami because of his involvement in the Islamist party.

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Zeeshan Riaz

Mr. CH. Zeeshan Riaz is the founder of The CyberForm. Prior to starting the firm, he was working as IT Operations Director at a Multinational Company. He has been working in the IT sector Since 2010.

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