Update December 20, 2018

Dhaka 11-18 pm, 12-August, 2020

EC forms monitoring cell to check social media propaganda

Mirajul Moin Joy

The Election Commission (EC) has formed a monitoring cell to check rumours and propaganda in social media centering the 11th parliamentary election slated for December 30.

“The team, consisting with eight members, will work round the clock to check and stop all types of rumours in social media, including Facebook, centering the forthcoming election slated for December 30,” Joint Secretary of the EC Secretariat SM Asaduzzaman told BSS.

He said NID Department Director General Brigadier General Saidul Islam has been made the chief of the monitoring cell. The other members are representatives from Police Headquarters, Special Branch of Police, RAB, Bangladesh Computer Council, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, National Telecommunication Monitoring Center and a senior maintenance engineer from EC, he added.

Asaduzzaman said the cell will work for 24 hours to stop any type of rumour and propaganda and will inform the Election Commission to take necessary steps against the culprits.

The official order signed by EC Senior Maintenance Engineer Mohammad Ashraf Hossain has already been sent to the concerned offices related to the monitoring cell.

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