How should social media companies handle the Taliban? | Inside Story

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The Taliban says it has changed.

And it has promised respect for women’s rights, protection for the Afghan people and peaceful international relations.

One powerful tool it is increasingly turning to get that message across is social media.

The platforms now face a challenge on how to deal with the group that is set to form Afganitsan’s new government.

While some platforms have banned Taliban accounts, others are still making up their minds.

So, how has the group been promoting its messages online?

Presenter: Hazem Sika


Jim Anderson, CEO of SocialFlow, a company specialising in distributing social media content.

Hassan Abbas, distinguished professor at National Defense University. Hassan is also author of ‘The Taliban Revival’ and ‘The Prophet’s Heir’.

Ian Myers, founder of Ocean XYZ, a strategic advisory firm focussed on culture and social media content.

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