Facebook removes Afghan media pages controlled by Taliban

The Taliban have made liberal use of Facebook and Twitter since seizing energy in August final yr, and have a agency grip on state-owned media within the nation

The Taliban have made liberal use of Facebook and Twitter since seizing energy in August final yr, and have a agency grip on state-owned media within the nation

Facebook has eliminated the accounts of no less than two state-owned media retailers in Afghanistan, the corporate confirmed Thursday, saying it was complying with legal guidelines within the United States itemizing the Taliban as a “terrorist organisation”.

The Taliban have made liberal use of Facebook and Twitter since seizing energy in August final yr, and have a agency grip on state-owned media within the nation — together with radio and tv stations, and newspapers.

While Facebook guardian Meta didn’t listing the banned media retailers, state broadcaster National Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) and the government-owned Bakhtar information company each mentioned that that they had been blocked.

The Facebook pages of privately owned media homes appeared unaffected.

“The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organisation under U.S. law and they are banned from using our services,” a Meta spokesperson instructed AFP in a press release.

“We remove accounts maintained by or on behalf of the Taliban and prohibit praise, support, and representation of them,” it added.

Government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid criticised the blocking, saying it confirmed “impatience and intolerance” by the U.S. agency.

“The slogan ‘Freedom of expression’ is used to deceive other nations,” he tweeted.

RTA director Ahmadullah Wasiq mentioned in a video assertion that the Pashto and Dari-language pages of the organisation on Facebook and Instagram had been closed “for unknown reasons”.

“RTA is a national institution — the voice of the nation,” he mentioned.

Bakhtar additionally urged Facebook to rethink, saying on Twitter: “The only goal of this news agency is to share accurate, timely and comprehensive information to its audiences.”

On Thursday, the hashtag “#BanTaliban” was trending on Twitter, with 1000’s of customers calling for Taliban accounts on that platform to be blocked.

The Taliban have made prolific use of Twitter since seizing energy.

While most accounts linked to the previous Western-backed authorities have been dormant because the takeover, new “official” ones have proliferated — though none with Twitter’s blue tick of authenticity.

2022-07-21 22:18:35

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