Taliban: the social media battle against hashtag propaganda | Tech Science Daily

By Rachelle Abbott

A member of the Taliban directs traffic in Kabul

(Picture: via REUTERS)

Cybersecurity analysts are urging social media companies to act faster in the battle against digital extremist Taliban content online.

We spoke to Richard Bingley, chief executive of Global Cyber Academy.

Twitter have responded saying that there’s “no place” for “terrorist organisations, violent extremist groups, or individuals who affiliate with and promote their illicit activities”.

The statement added Twitter would take “enforcement action” against content, accounts, trends and tweets that violates its rules.

The crypto dream suffered a nightmare start in El Salvador as Bitcoin saw its heaviest losses in over two months, causing chaos not just online but on the street too.

Analysts suggested the sharp retreat was partly due to investors who had bought on the rumour of El Salvador’s move now selling.

Home Secretary Priti Patel has urged G7 nations to back the UK’s approach in holding tech giants to account if harmful content continues to be posted on their platforms.

It comes as a new Safety Tech Challenge Fund was launched in a bid to tackle child sexual abuse online.

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