Afghanistan unrest: Facebook shuts down Taliban's WhatsApp accounts1 min read . Updated: 18 Aug 2021, 06:23 AM IST
- Facebook said that the Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organisation under US law, and therefore the company is required to follow the US sanctions
- Apart from Facebook, Alphabet Inc's YouTube has also banned accounts that are believed to be owned and operated by the Taliban
Facebook said it would be blocking WhatsApp accounts linked to the Taliban as it considers the group to be a terrorist organisation.
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