Facebook has reiterated its ban on accounts praising, supporting or representing the Taliban.
In a statement Tuesday, Facebook underscored its Dangerous Organizations policies, which block accounts maintained by or on behalf of the Taliban.
“The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organization under US law, and we have banned them from our services under our Dangerous Organization policies,” Facebook stated.
The ban also covers Facebook’s WhatsApp and Instagram platforms.
The company said it employs a “dedicated team of Afghanistan experts, who are native Dari and Pashto speakers, and have knowledge of local context.” This team is tasked with removing contravening material.
“Regardless of who holds power, we will take the appropriate action against accounts and content that breaks our rules,” Facebook stated.
The Taliban have not been officially designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the US. However, the group was placed on a US Treasury Department list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists and a Specially Designated Nationals list.