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Social media companies are weighing whether to recognize the Taliban as Afghanistan’s legitimate rulers. After recently taking control of Afghanistan, Taliban leaders are using social media to broadcast their ideas and messages. But the group has not yet been acknowledged by most of the international community. The Taliban has a history of brutality, and companies like Facebook and Twitter are wary of providing a platform for violent or regressive ideas. Listen to learn more about the dilemma facing social media companies and then debate: Should social media companies recognize the Taliban?
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