Afghans narrate Taliban takeover on social media: fear, solidarity and resistance | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

“It’s been four days since I lost all motivation to work. Throughout years of working as a journalist, I have never felt so frustrated and useless. I receive calls and messages from people I know, who tell me they have been attacked, beaten up, and dragged out of their houses. What should I do? Where should… Continue reading Afghans narrate Taliban takeover on social media: fear, solidarity and resistance | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

The Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan Presents New Challenges For Social Media Companies

Taliban fighters display their flag on patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. The … [+] Taliban celebrated Afghanistan’s Independence Day on Thursday by declaring they beat the United States, but challenges to their rule ranging from running a country severely short on cash and bureaucrats to potentially facing an armed opposition began to… Continue reading The Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan Presents New Challenges For Social Media Companies

How to help Afghan refugees and how social media is dealing with the Taliban takeover

(CNN) — The refugee crisis in Afghanistan is growing as the Taliban take over the country. Since the start of this year, 550,000 Afghans were forced to flee their homes due to internal fighting, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Now, tens of thousands more are trying to leave the country as many… Continue reading How to help Afghan refugees and how social media is dealing with the Taliban takeover

How social media is dealing with the Taliban takeover

It’s been two days since Kabul fell to the Taliban and social media giants are scrambling to figure out how to deal with the takeover of Afghanistan by the militants. On Tuesday, Facebook reiterated its ban on accounts praising, supporting, or representing the Taliban from its platforms, including WhatsApp and Instagram, and said that it… Continue reading How social media is dealing with the Taliban takeover

Extremists Celebrate Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan on Social Media

WASHINGTON—Islamist extremist social media lit up with celebratory messages as the Taliban cemented its control over Afghanistan this weekend, raising concerns that a weakened al Qaeda and other terrorist groups could stage a comeback in the wake of the chaotic U.S. military withdrawal. U.S. officials, meanwhile, said they are likely to reassess their timeline for… Continue reading Extremists Celebrate Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan on Social Media

Taliban’s Afghanistan takeover presents fresh challenge for social media companies

3D printed Facebook and WhatsApp logos and keyboard buttons are placed on a computer motherboard in this illustration taken January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Aug 16 (Reuters) – The Taliban’s rapid takeover of Afghanistan poses a new challenge for big U.S. tech companies on handling content created by a group considered to be terrorists by… Continue reading Taliban’s Afghanistan takeover presents fresh challenge for social media companies