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Should Facebook Let the Taliban Post?

Posted on AllSides September 16th, 2021
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Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images

On Aug. 28, Adnan Kakar, editor of the popular left-leaning Urdu-language Pakistani blog Hum Sub, woke up to find his Facebook profile permanently disabled. Facebook had also banned the Hum Sub Facebook page, followed by more than 100,000 people, from promoting content for 60 days.

Their crime? Sharing articles about the Taliban in the Urdu language condemning the group, along with a photo of Mullah Omer, the founder of the Taliban. Facebook notified Kakar and his colleagues that they had violated community standards related to dangerous individuals and organizations—even though...

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