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Facebook bans Taliban-related content

Facebook has defined the Taliban as a dangerous organisation for many years.

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Facebook bans Taliban-related content!

Following the developments in Afghanistan, the social networking giant Facebook has banned Taliban-related content.

The company says that it has a dedicated team of Afghan experts to monitor and remove content linked to the group.

Facebook confirmed on Monday that it designates the Taliban as a terrorist group and bans it and content supporting it from its platforms.

Facebook said: “We also have a dedicated team of Afghanistan experts, who are native Dari and Pashto speakers and have knowledge of local context, helping to identify and alert us to emerging issues on the platform.”

The social media giant said it does not make decisions about the recognition of national governments but instead follows the “authority of the international community”.

Facebook also highlighted that the policy applies to all of its platforms including its flagship social media network, Instagram and WhatsApp.

However, on Twitter Inc, Taliban spokesmen with hundreds of thousands of followers have tweeted updates during the country’s takeover.

As being reported, the Taliban are also using WhatsApp to communicate.

“The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organization under US law and we have banned them from our services under our Dangerous Organisation policies. This means we remove accounts maintained by or on behalf of the Taliban and prohibit praise, support, and representation of them,” a Facebook spokesperson told the BBC.

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.