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Facebook blacklists 6 organisations, one individual in Bangladesh

Published : Wednesday, 13 October, 2021 at 8:33 PM  Count : 287

Facebook blacklists 6 organisations, one individual in Bangladesh

Facebook blacklists 6 organisations, one individual in Bangladesh

Identifying as "dangerous individuals and organisations (DIO)," social medium Facebook has blacklisted six militant organisations and one individual in Bangladesh.

American non-profit news outlet 'The Intercept' released the names of the blacklisted organisations and individual  on Tuesday.

The organisations are individual are Al Mursalat Media (which is active in India and Bangladesh), and Islamic State Bangladesh (which is affiliated with Islamic State); Harakat ul-Jihad I Islami Bangladesh and Ansarullah Bangla Team, which are affiliated with al Qaeda Central Command; Jamaat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh; Saham al Hind Media, which is affiliated with Jamaat Ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB); and Tariqul Islam who is also affiliated with JMB.

Facebook revealed a list of over 4,000 individuals and groups that the company considers "dangerous", which even includes charities, hospitals, writers, hundreds of music acts, politicians, and deceased historical figures.

For several years, Facebook has put its users in quite an undoable situation by restricting them from posting about individuals and groups that it says promote violence.

After being compelled by an array of legal scholars and civil libertarians repeatedly, Facebook has finally let off its users from this impossible position by publicly identifying individuals and groups that it identifies as dangerous.

Facebook also said the DIO list that was released for the convenience of its users.


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