Facebook has confirmed that it is banning and removing all content that supports the Taliban, as it is considered a terrorist organization.
In an article by Bloomberg, a company executive explained that content promoting the Taliban is being “proactively” removed from its platforms as the group seizes power in Afghanistan.
According to Adam Mosseri, the Taliban are on the company’s dangerous organizations list, so any post promoting or representing this group will be banned from the platform.
“We rely on that policy to proactively remove anything we can that may be dangerous or related to the Taliban in general,” Mosseri explained.
“Now this situation is evolving rapidly, and with it I am sure that the risk will also evolve. We are going to have to modify what we do and how we do it to respond to these changing risks as they occur ”.
According to the BBC, the company has assigned a group of Afghan experts to closely monitor content that may be related to this radical group.
It should be remembered that, for several years, the Taliban have used social networks to mobilize support, hence the importance of platforms banning the content associated with this group.
“The decisions taken by Facebook and Twitter in the coming days will have a direct impact on the lives of the many people who are under the rule of the Taliban,” said Emerson Brooking, principal investigator for the Atlantic Council.