‘Don’t post status on social media without knowing fact’

Dhaka, Saturday   25 May 2019

‘Don’t post status on social media without knowing fact’

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 04:28 PM, 6 December 2018   Updated: 07:40 PM, 6 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal urged all to refrain from posting any status on social networking sites or media without knowing the truth.

He said, “Rumor is like a matchbox. A devastating fire can be originated from a single stick and rumor works like the same way, which also can destroy the social and political stability of a country.”

The Home Minister came up with the remarks on Thursday at the inaugural ceremony of an awareness advertisement (TVC) on anti-rumor with the slogan ‘Stop Lies, Know the Truth’ at the media center of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the city’s Karwan Bazar area.

Home minister informed, “A cybercrime cell was formed by the elite force.”

“Now we are passing a time where people can easily be involved in spreading rumors which is a criminal offense. Those who are involved in it will be identified,” he added. 

Police Inspector General (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwari, Director General of Rapid Action Battalion Benazir Ahmed, Ministry of Home Affairs’ Public Security Secretary Mostafa Kamal Uddin and senior RAB officials were present.

RAB has arrested six people from different parts of the country for spreading rumors and provocative information through social media. RAB headquarters informed that they were arrested from Gazipur, Cumilla, Sylhet, Kishoreganj, Mymensingh and Naogaon.