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Taliban websites and WhatsApp groups suddenly go dark

Taliban websites and WhatsApp groups suddenly go dark


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Five Taliban websites, which operate in Pashto, Dari, Arabic, Urdu, and English, went offline, the Washington Post reported.




The actors who shut down the sites are unknown.




Websites and social media have been integral communication tools for the Taliban and other extremist groups across South Asia and the Middle East.




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Several Taliban websites and WhatsApp groups suddenly went offline on Friday, the Washington Post reported.Five Taliban websites, which operate in Pashto, Dari, Arabic, Urdu, and English languages, went offline, though it remains unclear who took the sites down, the Post reported.According to public record, web infrastructure and security company Cloudflare manages the security of the five webpages. Cloudflare has previously made similar efforts to cut services to extremist organizations online, taking away its protection of Neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer in 2017 and online message forum 8chan in 2019.Cloudflare has not responded to whether it withdrew security on the five sites or if it is currently managing security through the site outages.
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