Local sources in Khost Province are reporting new restrictions and warnings issued by the Taliban to users of social media pages in the region.
Reliable sources on Wednesday, November 15, revealed that a joint team from the Taliban’s Department for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, along with the Crime Fighting Management, has initiated the tracking, apprehension, and punishment of social media users in Khost.
According to these sources, the Taliban’s joint team has cautioned social media users against disseminating content contrary to the group’s policies, particularly content critical of or satirical about the Taliban.
Sources emphasize that the Taliban, through their relevant pages and public address systems in the city, have warned of serious consequences for users of social media pages who do not comply with these directives.
It is worth noting that earlier this week, the Taliban detained a prominent TikTok user, a resident of the Tanai district in Khost, who operated the account from abroad. After traveling to the province, the individual was released following the submission of a recorded statement and a written commitment to cease activities on TikTok.
Additionally, it is noteworthy that the imposition of restrictions by the Taliban on the country’s citizens is not a recent development. Over the two years of their rule, the Taliban have significantly limited the activities of the media.