[Reuters] Bangladesh blocks Facebook over caricatures

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[Reuters] Bangladesh blocks Facebook over caricatures - 05/30/10 04:10 AM

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has blocked the Facebook social networking site because of "objectionable" materials it contained about the Prophet Mohammad and the country's political leaders, a telecoms regulatory official said on Sunday. The government move followed publication of caricatures of the Prophet deemed hurtful to the religious sentiments of the country's majority Muslim population, the official said. He said the ban, imposed late on Saturday, was expected to be temporary.