Prime Minister’s ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said they do not want to see hypocritical statements from western countries, including the US, in the future regarding freedom of speech in Bangladesh anymore.
“We do not want to see hypocritical statements from you in the future regarding freedom of speech in Bangladesh anymore,” he said in a post in his verified Facebook page on Saturday.
Joy made the comments following the banning of all social media accounts of US President Donald Trump for his falsehood.
In the Facebook post, he wrote, “Twitter and other social media in the US have banned the President of the US permanently, along with several other people and organizations that spread falsehoods that led to violence. This is the limit of freedom of speech in the United States.”
“For all of those who complain about our Digital Security Act, in the US the Government lets private companies dictate. In Bangladesh we believe that it should not be up to private companies, but up to the courts to decide,” Joy, also prime minister’s son, said.
Mentioning that everyone has the right to freedom of speech, he said, “But that freedom ends when you spread falsehoods that end up hurting others. No one has the right to hurt others.”
The IT entrepreneur further said, “I want the US Embassy in Dhaka, as well as other western embassies to take note of this post.”
Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter "due to the risk of further incitement of violence", the company says.
Twitter said the decision was made "after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account".
Earlier, Facebook suspended his account indefinitely.