Underscoring the need of online news portals, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud has said fake sites will be closed once the registration process is completed under the broadcast policy.

“There are some online (portals) which are indulging in spreading propaganda rather than real news. An initiative has been taken to detect them, by bringing all of those under registration process under the broadcast policy,” he said.

Hasan Mahmud was talking to the reporters after holding a meeting on 9th wage board for journalists, at the conference room of the information ministry.

“Process is underway and we will do it very soon,” added the minister.

Industrial Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud and State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, among others, attended the meeting chaired by Road Transport & Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.

Leaders of Newspapers Owners’ Association of Bangladesh (NOAB) were also present.

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