Facebook Inc has employed a Bangla-speaking Bangladeshi to administer Bangladeshi content and swiftly resolve any related issues which may occur on the social media utility.
The decision to appoint Sabhanaz Rashid Diya as the supervisor for Bangladeshi content was announced at a virtual meeting from Facebook’s regional headquarter in Singapore on Monday, Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar said.
“We can communicate with her very easily and get responses very quickly due to the appointment of a Bangla-speaking official for Bangladesh,” the minister said and added that many other topics were discussed in the three-hour meeting.
Meanwhile, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister, Mustafa Jabbar on Monday asked social networking giant Facebook to comply with the law of Bangladesh by abstaining from publishing any rumor, propaganda, or false information as well as communal, militancy, and pornography substances.
“Facebook has to ensure a secure platform for our society and citizens,” added Jabbar.
Facebook officials assured the minister to comply with DSA, VAT Act, and other rules and regulations.
The meeting also decided to sit once in each month among representatives of Facebook, BTRC, and concerned offices to monitor the activities.
Director-General of BTRC Brigadier General Mostafa Kamal, NBR member (tax policy) Alamgir Hossain, First Secretary Kazi Farid Uddin, and BTRC Senior Assistant Director Tousif Shahriar along with officials concerned attended the meeting.
Besides, Head of Safety Bikram Sen, Director for Public Policy Ashwani Rana, newly appointed Bangladesh’s Affairs Officer Sabnaj Rashid Diya, and Iram Iqbal of mobile partner division from Facebook were present, among others.