Twitter refused to join its social media counterparts in banning the Taliban from its platform but permanently suspended Donald Trump’s account
Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube have all banned and terminated accounts that are related to, promote or praise the Taliban
The social media giant used this justification to permanently ban Donald Trump after the January 6 Capitol Riot, causing cries of censorship from Trump supporters.
Twitter defended its decision to allow Taliban-related accounts to remain active, saying that people in Afghanistan are using the platform to seek help and refuge.
Facebook, which also has muzzled Trump, has had its ban on the Taliban in place for years because it considers it a ‘dangerous group.’
This double standard drew the ire of Trump supporters and conservativesday, Rep. Doug Lamborn sent a to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, raising concerns about the Taliban being allowed to use the platform
‘In my review of these accounts, I did not find a single fact check on any of their tweets, nor any warnings for false or misleading content’