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Taliban official announces plan to block Facebook in Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
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According to a report,” Najibullah Haqqani, the acting Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology for the Taliban in Afghanistan, announced in an interview with Tolo News on Saturday night, April 6th, that the ministry has finalized the plan to block the social network Facebook in Afghanistan.

The report states: “The Taliban official stated that the plan to block Facebook has been finalized, emphasizing that the youth of their country currently need education and should not be preoccupied with social networks.”

He added: “Our youth are in a situation where they are academically weak and the majority of them are illiterate, yet they continue to waste their time and spend money on these things to the benefit of the company and the detriment of the nation.”

He further emphasized: “Therefore, a policy has been developed for this matter to restrict or block Facebook.”

The acting Minister of Telecommunications for the Taliban has not provided information regarding the implementation time frame for this plan.

It is worth mentioning that since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, they have imposed extensive restrictions on people’s access to independent and free media in the country.

They have blocked numerous websites of these media outlets, but they have not yet taken action to block social networks such as Facebook in Afghanistan.

Facebook is one of the popular social networks among the citizens of Afghanistan and has the highest number of users compared to other social networks in Afghanistan. Therefore, following the statements of the Minister of Telecommunications regarding the readiness to implement a policy to restrict or block this social network, these statements have faced a wave of reactions from users.

This social platform is popular among various segments of the Afghan population and is used for various purposes such as commerce, education, information dissemination, entertainment, and other goals

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