Facebook Bans Taliban Content

Facebook has initiated action against Taliban posts and accounts after the capture of Afghanistan.

Adam Mosseri, head of Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram explained that the Taliban is on the company’s list of dangerous organizations and is identified as a terrorist group under United States law.

“We are relying on that policy to proactively take down anything that we can that might be dangerous or that is related to the Taliban in general,” said Mosseri on the ban. 

Facebook also said it had formed a team of Afghan regional languages experts in order to identify possible Taliban posts. 

“Our teams are closely monitoring this situation as it evolves,” said Facebook.

Emerson Brooking, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council told Bloomberg that the Taliban uses social media to mobilize support and that any decisions made by platforms would impact the lives of Afghans under Taliban rule.

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