Afghanistan-Taliban Crisis: Twitter reviews posts that glorify violence and violate regulations


Amid the rapidly evolving security situation in Afghanistan, social media giant Twitter said Tuesday it will continue to enforce its rules on content regarding the war-torn country, reviewing posts that glorify violence and violate its regulations.

After the withdrawal of US and NATO troops in May, violence increased in Afghanistan. On Sunday, the Taliban ended their takeover of the country by invading Kabul and collapsing the civilian government.

“The situation in Afghanistan is developing rapidly. We also see people in the country using Twitter to seek help and assistance. Twitter’s top priority is people’s safety and we remain vigilant, ”said a Twitter spokesman.

Twitter said they will not allow the glorification of violence, platform manipulation and spam.

“We will continue to proactively enforce our rules and review content that may violate the Twitter rules, particularly guidelines against the glorification of violence, platform manipulation and spam,” added the spokesman.

Taliban invaded Kabul on Sunday and took control of the presidential palace. According to a media report, Taliban leaders discussed future government plans in Doha after taking control of Kabul.

Panic has gripped the Afghan capital as people fear a return to the brutal rule of the Taliban and the threat of retaliatory killings. Thousands of Afghans flooded the tarmac on Monday morning and once swarmed around a departing US military plane that rolled over the runway.


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