Bangladesh blocks Twitter, Skype, imo after unblocking Facebook

The government has blocked Twitter, Skype and imo in Bangladesh barely three days into unblocking Facebook.

Published : 13 Dec 2015, 05:37 PM
Updated : 13 Dec 2015, 05:58 PM
The latest clampdown on micro-blogging site Twitter, Microsoft Corp's online telephone and video service Skype, and communication app imo came on Sunday night amid the ban on Facebook Messenger, Viber, and WhatsApp.

Several officials with internet and mobile-phone operators told they received instructions from the BTRC after 9pm on Sunday.

BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood told at around 11:15pm “it was nothing new”.

“It is the continuation of the previous instruction,” he said.

Facebook’s messaging app, and several other communication apps, including Viber and WhatsApp, were blocked along with the social networking site on Nov 18 after the Supreme Court rejected petitions war criminals Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid to review their death sentences.