Journalists’ panel demands that Taliban lift the Facebook ban in Afghanistan

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The US-based ‘Committee to Protect Journalists’ demanded that the Taliban leadership rescind its decision in response to the widely publicised reports of Facebook restrictions in Afghanistan, according to Khaama Press.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued newsletters on Tuesday in response to news of Afghanistan’s Facebook ban, voicing their worries and urging the de facto state to revoke this decision.
The agency claims that the prohibition on Facebook in Afghanistan obstructs the free flow of information.

The reaction from the Committee to Protect Journalists comes after acting minister for Telecommunications and Information Technology Najibullah Haqqani told TOLONews earlier that the government was planning to restrict or stop Facebook in Afghanistan, according to Khaama Press.

In order to defend the ban, Haqqani stated that the policy’s goals were to prevent young people from squandering their time and money and to halt the propagation of “immoral” notions.

Among Afghans, Facebook continues to be more popular than other social media platforms. It’s unknown, though, how many of them actually use it at this time.

The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Taliban had already outlawed the video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and the social networking site TikTok.

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