Hey Mr Taliban, you must think we’ve gone bananas

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Hey Mr Taliban, you must think we’ve gone bananas

Let’s face it, when the Taliban argues in favour of ‘freedom of speech’, you have to ask what’s up

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Of all the people the Taliban have targeted over the last 26 years — women, children, political dissidents, apostates, people who can read — surely the most unexpected must be their latest target: Mark Zuckerberg.

According to AFP, Facebook has disabled a number of new Taliban WhatsApp groups, arguing that Afghanistan’s new government is a terrorist organisation.

This has displeased the Taliban, who accuse Facebook of hypocrisy for moralising about the importance of freedom of speech while denying it to the new overlords in Kabul...

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