Facebook to continue the ban on Taliban related content post fall of Afghanistan

Iraj AnwarWeb Editor

17th Aug, 2021. 08:00 pm

The social media leader, Facebook has declared to filter posts involving the mention of Taliban, considering the extremist group as a terrorist organization.

The company further elucidates on its dedicated team that has been directed to monitor such posts, and instantly remove any such content closely linked to the terrorist group.

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

Various insiders have shed light on the team appointed for censoring and removing posts in the country’s local language. The Afghanistan experts fluent in Dari and Pashto have been taken on board to take down anything they deem as dangerous or in link with promoting the ‘Taliban’ culture.

Not only this, but also, the Facebook owned social media networks, WhatsApp and Instagram have been granted the permission to ban such content.

Twitter, on the other hand, jumping on the bandwagon, highlighted its policies against violence-promoting groups and hateful posts.

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