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The Taliban's social media dilemma

Posted on AllSides August 30th, 2021
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Days after taking control of Afghanistan earlier this month, the Taliban used its first press conference to take a swipe at Facebook in response to a question about freedom of speech.

"This question should be asked to those people who are claiming to be promoters of freedom of speech, who do not allow publication of all information," the group's spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, said. "I can ask Facebook. ... This question should be asked to them."

The response, implying that Facebook was curbing free speech, hinted at a curious power dynamic: even as the...

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