Business Insider: The Twitter accounts of at least two Taliban officials were sporting blue ticks on Monday, per the BBC. That sparked an outrage and by Tuesday, the ticks appear to have been removed. Governments around the world the world are still grappling with whether to recognize the hardline Islamist regime. Click here to read
8am: Local sources told Hasht-e Subh on Tuesday, January 3 that Majid Ahmadi, who had criticized the Taliban on his Facebook page for their decision to ban university education for women, was arrested by Taliban forces. Taliban members arrested the young man four days ago in Firuzkoh, the capital city of Ghor province, according to
Khaama: Afghan YouTuber Ajmal Haqiqi and his three colleagues arbitrarily arrested on charges of “insulting Islamic sacred values” were released on Wednesday. In a video circulating on social media, Haqiqi confirmed his release and that of his three colleagues namely, Omid Aman, Ghulam Sakhi, and Obidullah Majeedi. He says they spent nearly six months in
8am: Local sources in Ghor province confirm the Taliban have imprisoned a young man for posting critical content on his Facebook page. In an interview on Monday, sources said the young man was arrested for criticizing lawlessness in the province. Since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan, many people have been arrested and tortured
8am: The Taliban-controlled ministry decided to ban the use of TikTok and PUBG in a meeting attended by representatives of the Taliban’s security sectors and the Ministry of Virtue Promotion. According to the decision of the Taliban’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, TikTok will be banned in Afghanistan within one month and PUBG after
Akmal Dawi VOA News July 28, 2022 Taliban chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has more than 630,000 followers of his official Twitter account. But the only web address under his profile links to a terminated page. Mujahid and his team were once dubbed masters of online propaganda when the Taliban were fighting U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
8am: After launching a Twitter campaign by Afghan users to block accounts related to the Taliban regime on Twitter, this group has now launched a campaign with the help of Pakistani users.This campaign to support the Taliban in Pakistan has been at the top of the trending hashtags on Twitter in this country on Saturday.
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi April 21, 2022 Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have banned the social media application TikTok and popular online game PUBG, saying the move is aimed to protect younger generations from a bad influence. Spokesman Inamullah Samangani tweeted that the Taliban government on April 21 instructed the Communications and Information Technology Ministry to restrict access to the
NYT: For months, on social media, the Taliban have sought to project an image of strength and moderation, an aura of inevitability within Afghanistan and an air of legitimacy to the outside world. Through text messages and encrypted apps, they have targeted government soldiers directly, depicting them as mercenaries and urging them to surrender or
NBC News: A Facebook page modeled on the wildly popular #BeLikeBill meme targeting social media misconduct and encouraging good behavior is going viral in Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).