Taliban prefers Musk’s Twitter over Threads on Zuckerberg’s platform.
The Taliban has expressed its support for Elon Musk’s Twitter over Mark Zuckerberg‘s Threads on Instagram, stating that other platforms cannot replace the original micro-blogging platform. Anas Haqqani, a thought leader with familial connections to the leadership, officially endorsed Twitter, highlighting its advantages of freedom of speech and the public nature and credibility it offers. He also criticized Meta’s Threads for its allegedly intolerant policy. This endorsement by a senior member has sparked surprise among Twitter users.
While Twitter has faced criticism and lost favor among certain prominent individuals, celebrities, and advertising brands since Elon Musk took over and implemented significant changes in October of the previous year, they appear to appreciate the platform. In fact, two officials even purchased blue verification checkmarks when Musk started selling them for $8 a month in January. The Taliban has been actively using social media platforms to disseminate its message to its audience.
However, according to reports, both Facebook and TikTok consider the Taliban a terrorist organization and prohibit them from posting content. This ban remains in effect to this day.