• Bangladesh clamps down on social media after cafe attack

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    DHAKA:  Bangladesh has launched a clampdown on social media sites spreading jihadist propaganda after an attack on a Dhaka cafe in which 20 hostages were murdered, saying the country’s young were being radicalized online. Authorities said the deadly siege at an upmarket cafe popular with foreigners had been an “eye-opener”, exposing the role of social media in recruiting young men to jihadist groups. “Social media has become a fertile ground for recruiting militants,” the head of the telecoms regulator Shahjahan Mahmood told Agence France-Presse.

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