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Social media to be kept under surveillance: EC secy

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 07:33 PM, 26 November 2018   Updated: 07:33 PM, 26 November 2018

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Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed said that all social media will be kept under surveillance on the 11th parliamentary elections.

After the meeting with the BTRC officials, the Election Commission secretary told this information on Monday.

The EC Secretary said, “The government concerned including Cyber Crime Unit, BTRC, MTMC, MTRC will monitor this matter.”

He said that in order to question the election, there are 24 hours monitoring so that no one can run propaganda on social media. 

“Most of the Facebook IDs will be in surveillance. Action will be taken in the existing law by any person who is spreading rumors on social media. In this regard, steps will be taken under the relevant laws including digital law, ICT Act,” added EC Secretary Helaluddin.