Afghanistan: Facebook Bans Taliban-Related Contents On Instagram, WhatsApp

Facebook has banned Taliban-related content on all its platforms.

Infoexpert24 reports that the social media giant Facebook‘s decision to ban any Taliban-related content came after Taliban fighters took over Afghanistan capital, Kabul on Sunday.

The Taliban fighter’s takeover of power caused many citizens to flee the country including the country’s President, Ashraf Ghani.

A Facebook spokesperson who spoke to newsmen said the organization has been banned under its “Dangerous organization policies” which applies to all its platforms including Instagram and WhatsApp.

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“The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organization under US law and we have banned them from our services under our Dangerous Organization policies.

”The ban will ensure the removal of accounts maintained by or on behalf of the Taliban and prohibit praise, support, and representation of them.

“Also, we have a 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 Facebook spokesperson said.

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