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Rate of Facebook users more than birth in Bangladesh

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Publish on: 2015-06-09 3:59:17 PM     ||     Updated: 2015-06-10 11:08:15 AM
State Minister for Information and Communications Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak (L) among others present at the discussion

Staff Correspondent: A new user of social networking site Facebook is being added in every 12 seconds in Bangladesh which is more than the birth rate of the country.

State Minister for Information and Communications Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak made the disclosure on Tuesday while addressing a round-table discussion at a hotel in city. Blog site Article 19 organised the round-table.

Zunaid Ahmed said that the number of Facebook users in Bangladesh was only 10,000 in 2008. But now the figure stood at 3 crore.

The State Minister also suggested of forming and amending ICT law.

Thomas Hughes, Executive Director of Article 19, highlighted the main presentation of the discussion.

Tahmina Rahman, Bangladesh and South Asian director of Article 19, moderated the discussion. ICT expert Mustafa Jabbar and British High Commission Political Section chief Adrian John were among others presented on the occasion.

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