Facebook bans Taliban supporting content

Social media giant, Facebook, banned the Taliban and all the content supporting it from its platforms after designating the Taliban as a terrorist organisation.


  • Facebook has a dedicated team of Afghan experts that is monitoring and removing content linked to this Islamic insurgent group.
  • Taliban has been using social media to spread its messages for years.
  • So, Facebook has banned the group from its service under the Dangerous Organisation Policies. Under this policy of Facebook, accounts maintained by or on behalf of Taliban and account that prohibit praise, support, and represent them will be removed.
  • Facebook also said, it does not make decisions about recognition of national governments. It only follows the authority of international community.
  • This policy is applied to all of its platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp.

Facebook’s high-profile decisions

Facebook made several high-profile decisions on handling sitting world leaders and groups in power in year 2021. For instance, it blocked former U.S. President Donald Trump for inciting violence and banned on Myanmar’s military following coup in the country.

About Facebook Inc.

It is an American multinational technology company, headquartered in Menlo Park, California. It was founded in 2004 as TheFacebook. Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew McCollum, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, are its founding members. This social networking service became Facebook and amasses some 2.9 billion monthly users by 2021. It acquired Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp & Oculus in 2014. Facebook is world’s most valuable companies and is among Big Five companies in U.S. information technology besides Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon. Facebook offers products and services like Facebook Watch, Facebook Messenger and Facebook Portal. Facebook also acquired Giphy and Mapillary. It is having a take of 9.99% in Jio Platforms.




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