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Bangladesh tightens grip on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms

Next salvo would compel social media players to hand over user details

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government have been tightening social media controls since 2018. (Nikkei montage/Reuters/Akira Kodaka)

DHAKA -- The Bangladeshi government is turning its focus to Facebook, Twitter and other global social media platforms as it broadens efforts to quell critical reports.

The latest moves to keep an eye on public statements come three years after the government came down hard on TV stations and publications to stymie critical reporting.

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