Facebook Blacklists 6 Militant Groups, One Person Operating in Bangladesh

Representational Image || Photo: Collected

Representational Image || Photo: Collected

Facebook's secret blacklist of "dangerous persons and organizations (DIO)" revealed six militant organizations and one individual working or active in Bangladesh.

Al Mursalat Media and Islamic State Bangladesh are linked to Islamic State; Harakat ul-Jihad I Islami - Bangladesh and Ansarullah Bangla are linked to al Qaeda Central Command; Jamaat Ul Mujahideen Bangladesh; Saham al-Hind Media is linked to Jamaat Ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB); and Tariqul Islam is linked to JMB.

Facebook has published a list of nearly 4,000 people and organizations it considers "dangerous," including charities, hospitals, writers, hundreds of musicians, 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 released its users from this untenable situation by publicly identifying persons and groups that it considers to be hazardous.

The DIO list, which was made available for the convenience of Facebook users in order to prevent their posts from being deleted or their accounts from being suspended for expressing their opinions about someone, has instead proven to be an eye-opener for the general public.


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