Digital security act has been made not to gag freedom of expression rather to stop spreading of falsehood and militant activities through social media to protect minority community, said prime minister’s ICT affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy, reports BSS.
“Expression of freedom is a right of a citizen. Digital security act has been made not to suppress freedom of expression rather to protect minorities and stop spreading of lie or hate speeches in social media,” said Joy, son of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of two-day Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) conference at a city hotel on Sunday.
“Any individual, especially minority community can be affected by misleading news or rumours. We cannot allow anyone doing so . . . this is not expression of freedom, this is carried out to spread hatred and those who are doing so should be brought under the law,” he said.
Joy said the digital security act should be passed in the Jatiya Sangsad immediately.
“Misleading information is often spread in facebook but we cannot shutdown facebook for it,” he said and urged the regulatory bodies concerned to develop necessary tools so that harmful contents are not seen in internet from Bangladesh.
Posts, telecommunication and ICT minister Mostafa Zabbar presided over the opening session of the two-day conference organised jointly for the third times by ICT ministry and Bangladesh Association of Call Center and Outsourcing (BACCO).
Ten seminars and workshop will he held during the two-day conference.