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Bangladesh plans technology to expose porn watchers

The government had formed a committee to restrict access to objectionable content on the web in November. Photograph: (Getty)

New Delhi, India Dec 12, 2016, 02.38 PM (IST)

Bangladesh is planning to develop a technology that will 'expose' people who view pornography online in the country, a Bangladesh daily reported on Monday.

Bangladesh's telecommunication minister Tarana Halim said the fear of being exposed in public as a porn viewer will discourage consumers.

“We couldn’t block 100 per cent of the porn sites, but if we could block 80 per cent, it would be huge accomplishment for us,” the Dhaka Tribune quoted Halim.

She added that there should be active work done towards blocking the porn websites hosted in Bangladesh.

The government had formed a committee to restrict access to objectionable content on the web in November.

The committee will submit its report to the telecom division within seven working days, following which the access to the websites might be blocked, based on the committee's recommendations.

Bangladesh approved an anti-pornography law in 2012, banning making or selling any kind of pornographic material. The offenders could be jailed for up to 10 years or fined up to $6,000.

(WION)

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