Facebook won't lift ban on Taliban despite US sanctions

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Facebook won't lift ban on Taliban despite US sanctions

- Facebook will not lift its ban on the Taliban even if the United States stops imposing sanctions on the group, which has rapidly taken control of Afghanistan, said the social media company's policy chief on Wednesday.

They will not be allowed while they are specified by the United States, and even if they were not prescribed by the U.S. law, we would have to do a policy analysis on whether or not they nonetheless violate our dangerous organizations policy, Facebook's Vice President of Content Policy Monika Bickert said on a call with reporters about the company's latest community standards enforcement report

The U.S. state department does not include Pakistani Taliban as a foreign terrorist organization, like it does the Afghan Taliban. But Washington does sanction the group as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, which blacklists U.S. assets and bars him from working with them