Bangladesh authorities request shutdown of 191 news website

Bangladesh authorities have requested the closure of 191 news websites for allegedly disseminating ‘anti-state news’. This action follows reports from intelligence agencies claiming these websites were causing public confusion.

Bangladesh authorities have reportedly ordered the shutdown of 191 websites accused of publishing ‘anti-state news’. Media reports indicate that the country’s telecoms regulator was instructed by the government to cancel the allocation of domain names to the 191 sites in response to ‘reports from intelligence agencies’ arguing that they were ‘conducting activities that spread confusion among the public’.