The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) blocked Facebook on Saturday, May 29, 2010. The block comes after a Bangladeshi youth was arrested following his posting of “satiric images of some politicians.” The Daily Star cites that BTRC’s reasoning behind the block is that Facebook contains links to websites displaying pornography and anti-religious sentiment. The anti-religious content is largely focussed on Prophet Hazrat Mohammad. Defaming of the Prophet is particularly pernicious matter in the eyes of the government. Facebook is the most popular social networking website in Bangladesh. The block is alleged to be temporary.

From The Daily Star