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Afghanistan: Taliban to ban TikTok and PUBG inside 90 days

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One other month, one other ban for Afghans. Taliban stated it would prohibit the usage of video sharing app TikTok and fashionable online game PubG within the nation inside the subsequent three months.

Ever because the terrorist organisation seized energy within the nation, a number of media platforms and web sites have been blocked for publishing info that the group perceives to be immoral. The rights and capabilities of media shops within the South Asian nation have been curtailed because the Taliban takeover. 

In a convention with officers from the safety sector and sharia legislation directors, the Taliban introduced they’d outlaw each the apps in Afghanistan inside the time interval, Khaama Press reported. 

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Telecommunication and web service suppliers within the nation have been knowledgeable concerning the ban and have been requested to abide by the rule inside the allotted time.

Najibullah Haqqani, the minister of communications, stated, “We now have blocked 23.4 million web sites. They alter their pages each time. So, if you block one web site, one other one can be energetic,” TOLO Information reported.

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Talking on the time, Ahmad Masoud Latif Rai, the federal government’s deputy minister of communications, slammed Fb for refusing to cooperate with the Taliban on on-line content material moderation.

There have been main adjustments within the media tradition of the nation, together with the closure of greater than half 1,000,000 media shops; a ban on a variety of channels and web sites; elevated work restrictions; violence, and threats to journalists.

For the reason that group got here to energy, over 45 p.c of journalists have left their jobs, and the ever-increasing restrictions on the media in Afghanistan have additionally drawn widespread criticism on a world scale.

(With inputs from businesses)

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